POWELL RIVER, British Columbia, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A group of boaters on a whale watching trip in British Columbia captured video of a seal jumping onto their boat to avoid becoming an orca's next meal.
A video posted to YouTube by Kirk Fraser shows the seal jump onto the boat Monday while being stalked by a killer whale only a few feet away from the vessel.
The humans on the boat encourage the seal to hide out by the boat's engine, but the animal ventures into the water again for a brief moment before returning to his hiding place on deck.
A video posted to Facebook by Nick Templeman, who was also on the boat, offers an underwater view of the orca stalking the steal.
The boaters said there was a whole pod of orcas in the area and the seal ended up staying on the boat for 30-45 minutes, until the killer whales gave up and left the area.
"Most intense epic experience ever," Fraser wrote. "Love you Nature. What a lucky seal."