Judie Johnson from Hadie, New Zealand, had recently experienced the surprise of her life during a deep-sea swim. Excitingly, she was surrounded by three Orca whales. Far from being shy, these stunning creatures kept Johnson for a while.
Watch: An unexpected Orca encounter
Johnson never thought she would swim with orcas. As they approached, she mistook the dark shadow that moved beneath her for a dolphin – a typical maritime encounter for swimmers. She thought that she would be happy to swim with a dolphin and could not believe it when she recognized the black and white markings of the orcas.
After identifying the orcs, she was scared and left the water. In her black wetsuit she knew she might have been mistaken for a seal – her favorite food. But then she realized that she was passing on a unique opportunity. She changed her mind and entered the water again to see what would happen.
Playful whales cling around
Fortunately for Johnson, the orcas were in the mood for a human-whale-swimming. The three stayed nearby for a while. There were moments when Johnson felt she could look straight into her eyes and connect with them.
According to Johnson, the encounter was joyful and changed life. Better still, the whole experience was captured in the movie. Photographer Dylan Brayshaw was in the area with a drone camera. When he saw a swimmer with the whales, he began to film him.
A risky encounter
The encounter was risky, but had a nice result. While it is true that no wildlife should be attacked by humans, in other cases orcas show the playful curiosity that Johnson experiences.
Orcas were known as killer whalesEspecially because of aggressive behavior they can demonstrate in captivity. They are not necessarily dangerous in the wild, but they are strong enough to defeat even larger prey People, Fortunately, Johnson had a wonderful experience that she will remember for the rest of her life.