TIJUANA, Mexico – A rare sighting of an orca attack off the coast of Tijuana was captured by a photographer this week.
The orca appears to be attempting to prey on a coastal bottlenose dolphin just off the coast of Playa de Tijuana.
Dr. John Hildebrand of the Scripps Whale Acoustic Lab explained the event shown in the pictures is rare in the San Diego area. Although orcas are not residents of the area, they have been seen from time to time.
Carlos Bravo snapped the pictures of the encounter on Tuesday morning. He told Fox 5 that he’s never seen anything like it and has received tons of comments on his Facebook posting.