Pod of orcas swims by family in rare close encounter off Shetland – video – Rights History
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Pod of orcas swims by family in rare close encounter off Shetland – video

A pod of orcas, including the matriarch and several calves, were filmed as they swam close by a family on holiday in Shetland, Scotland.

Eric Linklater, 21, caught the group known as the ‘27 Pod’  on camera in the Eshaness area. His father, Alexander Linklater, who posted the video to Twitter said: ‘For an idea of what it’s like to see this up close and spontaneously, my seven-year-old daughter started crying in terror at the awesome killer whales she was seeing’

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