Animals Video

By Jamie Smith 

This dramatic footage show one kayaker’s close encounter with one of nature’s most remarkable animals – killer whales.

Kayaker Mia Constanse Gylseth, came across the incredible pod of orcas whilst paddling through the crystal clear waters of the Lofoten islands in Norway.

Mia, 30, was on a late night kayak when she came across the pod. 

Pic from Mia Constanse Gylseth/Caters News

She said: “The sight of these enormous mammals is the most incredible experience – and such a joy to capture! 

“They’re giant and gentle at the same time, and perfectly fits the dramatic scenery in the Lofoten islands.

“A pod of orcas with babies were close and I was sitting silently in the kayak for hours while they were swimming around. 

“I feel so grateful to have experienced such a close encounter with the orcas. 

Pic from Mia Constanse Gylseth/Caters News

“Knowing that the oceans are home to half the world’s biodiversity at the same time that human interference presents the biggest threat to them is tragic and a huge reminder to do what we can do for the oceans. 

“Kayaking with orcas was amazing and they will always have a place in my heart.”