In this extraordinary video taken this past week in Tutka Bay, Alaska, a mother otter avoids getting eaten by a group of killer whales by jumping on the back of my friend’s small boat that was in the area.
What’s not shown on the below video is one of the killer whales knocking the mother otter and her baby into the air. Unfortunately, the baby otter was eaten at that point while the mother made her escape.
The guys on the boat believe that the killer whales were training their young on how to hunt. That’s probably what allowed the mother otter to avoid being eaten herself.
As you watch this video, keep in mind that the killer whales that are swimming around and under the boat are much bigger than the boat itself.