While attempting to record a promotional video for a whale-watching promo, an unsuspecting film crew filmed a rare phenomenon when an orca punted a seal upwards of 80 feet in the air.
According to Earth Touch News:
“Playing “seal baseball” is just one of a variety of hunting techniques in the orca arsenal. Killer whales living around the Antarctic coastline have been recorded swimming in a tight formation towards ice floes to create a wave that sweeps unsuspecting seals into the water, ready to be picked off by the orcas. For smaller prey items like herring, killer whales in Norway use a method called carousel feeding, which involves using air bubbles to herd a baitball of fish to the surface, where the orcas will stun or kill them with a slap of their tail before gulping down huge mouthfuls.”
You can check the video out here: