Orcas Surround New Zealand Woman In Stunning Drone Footage

December 14, 2018

Incredible drone footage has emerged of the moment a swimmer found herself surrounded by a curious pod of orcas.

Judie Johnson, in her 60s, was swimming alone at Hahei Beach last week when three curious orcas approached her in the water.

"There was a shape that went under me, like a huge shape and I thought [it was] dolphins and I was quite excited, and then I saw the great white color on the back. I was also thinking they eat seals and I'm in a black wetsuit," Johnson told 1 News.

Johnson says she remembers gazing directly into the adult orca's huge eyes, her fear quickly turning to joy.

"It was so different to anything that’s happened to me before, and I thought, no, this is a life-changing experience."

Watch the video below.

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