While at Hahei Beach, New Zealand, surf photographer Dylan Brayshaw was watching a pod of orcas when spotted a woman who was swimming along the shoreline. She was swimming in directly towards them and he figured he might have to call for help if anything happened.
The orcas initially circled her and gave her a scare, causing her to get out of the water.
After talking with some onlookers about the experience, Brayshaw noticed she was getting back in and swimming toward the pod. That’s when he took out his drone and caught this incredible footage.
This is an amazing experience, but we still wouldn’t recommend intentionally swimming with a pod of orcas. We know we’d be more than skeptical about them deciding to change their minds about whether or not we were a snack.