Pod of Orcas Surprise Beachgoers in Rio

People enjoying Rio de Janeiro’s Ipanema Beach were treated to quite the surprise when they spotted a group of orcas swimming close to the shoreline on December 14.

Drone footage captured by Gabriel Klabin shows the orcas glide through the Brazilian waters, swimming feet away from a group of paddleboarders, as sunbathers watch in amazement from the beach.

“I’ve never seen them, but I’ve heard they pass through here from time to time,” Klabin said. They were in the area for about 30 minutes, he added. Credit: Gabriel Klabin via Storyful