MONTEREY, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A drone photographer on a California whale watching tour captured footage of the aftermath of one of the ocean's great rivalries -- killer whales vs. sharks.
The photographer was on a tour Tuesday with Monterey Bay Whale Watch when the drone was dispatched to capture footage of a nearby pod of killer whales.
The drone operator reviewed the footage and discovered one of the killer whales was holding the carcass of another predator -- a sevengill shark.
"These whales are typically smaller in size than the Bigg's or transient killer whale type and they had several very young calves with them! Great encounter!" Monterey Bay Whale Watch said on its Facebook page.