But, it’s the grey whale that ultimately gets the last laugh, as it escapes captivity from the pod of killer whales.
Delaney Trowbridge, another Captain for Pacific Offshore Expeditions, wrote in a separate Instagram post:
“Over the last few weeks we’ve watched the Eastern Tropical Pacific killer whales plow their way through pods of common and bottlenose dolphins, but today their eyes were set on a much larger prize: a massive, adult gray whale.
Despite their best efforts, lasting nearly an hour in their assault, the orcas abandoned their hunt and moved on. The gray whale was left with fresh bites along the flukes, bloodied and certainly feeling terrorized by the entire experience.
However, these are minor injuries to such a large and healthy animal, which will no doubt continue its migration towards Mexico as if nothing had happened.”