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Amazing Drone Footage Shows Orcas Surrounding a Woman Swimming Off The Coast of New Zealand

Amazing footage captured a woman swimming in the ocean with 3 k1ller whales off the coast of Coromdandel in Hahei, New Zealand. Dylan Brayshaw, captured this amazing moment with his drone, on the video you can see Judie Johnson swimming as the orcas follow’s her, Johnson, who is in her 60s, was swimming alone when they approached and told 1 News Now that she initially thought she had come across a group of dolphins only to realize they were in fact killer whales.
“There was a shape that went under me, like a huge shape and I thought [it was] dolphins and I was quite excited, and then I saw the great white color on the back,” she said. Johnson initially felt scared when the orcas approached, deciding to exit the ocean. “I was also thinking, they eat seals and I’m in a black wetsuit,” she said.

Brayshaw said that he witnessed Johnson swimming towards the shore to escape the waters and was very surprised when she decided to go back into the ocean.
“The orcas circled her and she got quite the fright. She then got out the water as she was only 20m from shore. Some onlookers chatted to her about the experience and then to my surprise she got back into the water and swam back towards the pod, to, I assume, continue her training swim,” he said.

“I … launched the drone and filmed from a fair distance away making sure not to disturb the pod of orcas. What I witnessed was truly amazing” he said.