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I have two videos for you from opposite ends of Canada. First one is from here in BC, more specifically, the west coast of Vancouver Island at Mussel Beach, in Ucuelet.

The title is misleading; the Orcas were actually training the young to hunt sea lions. Wild Orcas are not known for hunting humans.

A bit of trivia...though called Killer Whales, Orcas actually belong to the Dolphin family.

Rest is below the cut.


The second video was filmed in Antigonish in Nova Scotia. A mother and fawn are stranded in the ice, the mother can’t get up. When help arrives, the fawn heads for shore.

I love what this pilot did.:) Mother and fawn were seen together later and both appeared to be alright.


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Feb. 28th, 2013 11:48 am (UTC)
Both videos are fantastic!!! It's wonderful that both moments were captured on film.
Mar. 1st, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
I thought the pilot was great for doing that, and I love the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Feb. 28th, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
Hey it's bambi on the ice.
And yep very cool pilot.

The whales are just awesome, must have been really crazy to suddenly surf in the middle of a hunting party.

Mar. 1st, 2013 04:57 am (UTC)
Very cool pilot!

I love whales, could watch them all day, but not sure I want to try surfing with them.:)

Feb. 28th, 2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
I love those vids, particularly the last one. So glad the deer received help. :)
Mar. 1st, 2013 04:58 am (UTC)
The videos really are great! I was happy to know the mother was reunited with her fawn.:)
Feb. 28th, 2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
Both those vids are great!

And that was one lucky deer to have that pilot come to the rescue!!
Mar. 1st, 2013 05:00 am (UTC)
Aren't they!

Also lucky he had that type of experience.
Feb. 28th, 2013 10:31 pm (UTC)
Wow to both vids! Thanks for sharing.
Mar. 1st, 2013 05:01 am (UTC)
They are great videos! Had to share.:)
Mar. 1st, 2013 04:06 am (UTC)
I saw the YouTube video of the orcas and the seals linked in the Montreal Gazette this morning! How amazing would it have been to have seen that? Although, I have to admit that, even if orcas don't hunt humans, I would not want to be in the water in a black wetsuit that made me look so much like a seal at that point. Orcas rely on sight and hearing to hunt (they have virtually no sense of smell), and they'd probably be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a person in a wet suit and a small seal from below...
Mar. 1st, 2013 05:13 am (UTC)
I think that video has been seen all over the country!

I've see Orcas in the wild a good few times, but never like that. The Tofino/Ucuelet area is the perfect place to be for that kind of sighting.

Have to admit though, I have no desire to be in those very cold waters, even in a wet suit.:)
Mar. 1st, 2013 12:55 pm (UTC)
That second vid...was the air from the helicopter propeller pushing the fawn along to the edge of the lake or did she manage to get threre from her own efforts to get away from the helicopter?

Great vids
Mar. 1st, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
The pilot positioned the 'copter so that the air generated, actually blew the deer across the ice. That takes skill, he did a great job.:)
Mar. 8th, 2013 01:02 am (UTC)
Aww...those were lovely vids! Looks like the doe had trouble walking after she got back on solid land. I hope she didn't have a broken leg but if they were seen later, I guess she's ok.
Mar. 8th, 2013 03:17 am (UTC)
I also thought the doe might have been in trouble, but on the news they did say she had been checked later, and all was fine...I do hope so.
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