Kayaking with Orcas 2015 New Zealand

(NOTE: Orcas come in at 2mins after the video starts, after a small conservation message.) This was to be a day of trialling a new kayak. The weather was great, the sun shining and there was absolutely no wind. We launched from Pilot Bay and headed around Mauao (Mount Maunganui) and as we got around the other side, 2 large Orca shot past me in the opposite direction. From there I basically stopped, and let the 2 curious orca, and the rest of the pod which soon turned up, interact and feed on Eagle rays around me. Orca are always an incredible sight to behold and many other people were lucky enough to be able to watch them from the Mount walking track as well on this day. These are our taonga, our treasures, and we MUST take better care of the oceans, and not for us, but for those creatures that call the ocean their 'home'. Special thanks to the organisations and departments around the World that are 'chipping away' and doing what they can to protect the Planets wildlife, both on land and in the Sea. It is because of you that perhaps I am able to see what I see, still. Thanks also to the schools both here, and in the U.S (via Skype) that have allowed me to come and talk about my experiences, and listen to the kids about their experiences with conservation that is being passed down through the teachers. Great to see! Lets keep the momentum going.

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(NOTE: Orcas come in at 2mins after the video starts, after a small conservation message.) This was to be a day of trialling a new kayak. The weather was great, the sun shining and there was absolutely no wind. We launched from Pilot Bay and headed around Mauao (Mount Maunganui) and as we got around the other side, 2 large Orca shot past me in the opposite direction. From there I basically stopped, and let the 2 curious orca, and the rest of the pod which soon turned up, interact and feed on Eagle rays around me. Orca are always an incredible sight to behold and many other people were lucky enough to be able to watch them from the Mount walking track as well on this day. These are our taonga, our treasures, and we MUST take better care of the oceans, and not for us, but for those creatures that call the ocean their 'home'. Special thanks to the organisations and departments around the World that are 'chipping away' and doing what they can to protect the Planets wildlife, both on land and in the Sea. It is because of you that perhaps I am able to see what I see, still. Thanks also to the schools both here, and in the U.S (via Skype) that have allowed me to come and talk about my experiences, and listen to the kids about their experiences with conservation that is being passed down through the teachers. Great to see! Lets keep the momentum going.

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Bathtub_Jim
Bathtub_Jim - 4 years ago
The sailboat and dorsal fin timing. Perfect. 3:15
J Merlos
J Merlos - 4 years ago
Beautiful view, just to see the video, I obtain calm from the ocean, to see the whales heal my spirit, God I love those animals.
Tessa Shapcott
Tessa Shapcott - 4 years ago
Where in NZ did you go to find them
Tessa Shapcott
Tessa Shapcott - 4 years ago
I have been freaked out of every type of sea creature my whole life but a few months ago we went on holiday and I got to kayak with wild stingrays with just my dad and his friend it wasn't until then that I found out how amazing and majestic stingrays are
Michael C.E.O.
Michael C.E.O. - 4 years ago
GREAT video ! + I love orcas ! They are very smart !!!
The Witcher 3 Misc
The Witcher 3 Misc - 4 years ago
You're stupid, they can easily turn you over and kill you, they are predators and care only about food.
Adventure Ed
Adventure Ed - 4 years ago
Stunning idea I love this. Orcas are amazing
La cucaracha
La cucaracha - 4 years ago
Thank you very much for this video. It is so wunderful, beautiful, breathaking. It is my dream something like that!
Kate Nankivell
Kate Nankivell - 4 years ago
Wow! This is amazing. Thank you! These Orcas are so incredibly beautiful up close.

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TheArgosReed
TheArgosReed - 4 years ago
Beautiful video. Have you thought of attaching a camera to the underside of your Kayak?
Peter Green
Peter Green - 4 years ago
at which month the Video was made ?
Playerid6668
Playerid6668 - 4 years ago
The problem is the future won't care about wild life much. Grab 100 kids and see how many will want to go whale watching over getting a brand new ipad. "If I get an iPad I can watch all the whale videos I want."
Staci Garrison
Staci Garrison - 4 years ago
Such a beautiful world in which man finds no harm in destroying.
Solaris Seven
Solaris Seven - 4 years ago
Beautiful kayak and video.
Sammi Jane
Sammi Jane - 4 years ago
The video was beautiful! I liked the way you respected their space.
Nicolo Gervasi
Nicolo Gervasi - 4 years ago
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Alvin Olson
Alvin Olson - 4 years ago
Bev here (Alvin's wife) I met you at your work where you advised me about a thermometer for my hot compost. The orca's surise me looking so peaceful. Majestic and breath taking video.Thank you so much Nathan.
丸シャチ
丸シャチ - 4 years ago
ラビングしてんの?
none business
none business - 4 years ago
i really think the new Zealand orca are exceptionally friendly with people because of Ingrid visser and her relationship with them and her going in the water with them.   I mean look at how relaxed they seem to be around this guys kayak, not like they should think they have anything to fear from a puny human in the slightest of vessels, but they are completely relaxed it seems to me and seem friendly.

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SpiritHawk7
SpiritHawk7 - 4 years ago
I wonder what pod / family group this is. 5:05 That's a very specific white marking on the male's left pectoral fin. I've never seen a marking like that before. Should be an easy identifier.
LukeCageforhire
LukeCageforhire - 4 years ago
What's a marko shark?
你娘卡好
你娘卡好 - 4 years ago
SeaWorld and Seals click unlike this video
Bnizzofashizzo
Bnizzofashizzo - 4 years ago
This video deserves better music. sheesh...
Han Depper
Han Depper - 4 years ago
stunning
Zen Uda
Zen Uda - 4 years ago
i like the music
Dolphinsimulator AJPW
Dolphinsimulator AJPW - 4 years ago
OMG NATHAN MY GRANDPARENTS WERE TALKING TO U A FEW DAYS AGO OMG OMG I CLICKED ON THIS VID CAUSE I LOVE ORCAS AND LOOKED AT THE YOUTUBER AND OMG IT WAS U OMG OMG OMG MY NAME IS KAYLA MY GRANDPARENTS NAMES ARE ROBIN AND GRAYHAM WOOLET TYSM
Janie Luna
Janie Luna - 4 years ago
So beautiful their amazing animals
Amoner
Amoner - 5 years ago
BUT WHAT IF THEY ATTACK YOU?!
Ty Sequeira
Ty Sequeira - 5 years ago
Beautiful, beautiful animals...

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Syshrut Pandia
Syshrut Pandia - 5 years ago
Brilliant superb moments brother
Syshrut Pandia
Syshrut Pandia - 5 years ago
Yes
Mary Fleshman
Mary Fleshman - 5 years ago
Amazing! Thank You for sharing your wonderful videos w us.
o0sunsi0o
o0sunsi0o - 5 years ago
The only way Orca's should be viewed, no loud motors, no harassing and chasing them down, no loud screaming, no confinement. Beautifully captured on video showing this wonderful, intelligent animal with respect, thank you.
Petr Slavík
Petr Slavík - 5 years ago
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing these magnificent creatures with us!
Sylvie TM
Sylvie TM - 5 years ago
Thank you sharing such a wonderful perspective. ❤❤
Luke
Luke - 5 years ago
Awsome.....just awesome. Nothing else can describe this.
Legendario Ley
Legendario Ley - 5 years ago
which dive filter?
justsomeguy
justsomeguy - 5 years ago
You wouldn't be able to see anything if that was me filming. There would be a huge brown cloud in the water.
Paul Mahy
Paul Mahy - 5 years ago
Simply sublime. Heartfelt into', beautiful footage. School children need to see this and so much more.
chewurbrain
chewurbrain - 5 years ago
Amazing!
Lee White
Lee White - 5 years ago
what a powerful and soothing video. this is a beautiful and interesting planet. I pray mankind don't destroy this planet. peace to all
Karl Shaner
Karl Shaner - 5 years ago
I love all the Orca comments on this video. I live in Friday harbor, Washington, We have a whale museum in town dedicated to the local Orca's. People need to be aware that all life in the ocean is at risk because of man's lack of concern. Please get involved and save these magnificent creatures.
funkyflights
funkyflights - 5 years ago
Kings of the Ocean right there....
mnorberta24
mnorberta24 - 5 years ago
Wow, only way I can describe this video is magnificent! Absolutely amazing footage, and I love the message you added at the start :) Your choice of music also made the video that much more exhilarating to watch. Thanks for sharing!
Eileen Schuller
Eileen Schuller - 5 years ago
What, if any, are the general guidelines when being around Orca and how different is it around the world? Have you kayaked in the Pacific NW. I understand the Juan de Fuca Orca are much different than those pods outside in the ocean. Thanks again for all you do.
Otto Weber
Otto Weber - 5 years ago
Do the gopro stick trick to an orca or a whale who has memories about its relatives killed by harpoon. Hopefully all the harpoons will be changed with such sticks... Just sayin'.
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 5 years ago
HI Eileen! :-) Great question! When you say 'guidelines', do you mean rules and regulations? Here in New Zealand the regulation requires people to be at least 50m from an Orca or whale, which is still pretty close considering that I believe the distance is 100yards in the U.S, and 200 in Canada. Having a permit allows me to get up close to these marine mammals and educate others on what to do, and what not to do. Yes, I believe the Northern Orca breach quite a lot more that their Southern counterparts, and obviously have a very different diet as well. I haven't yet had the chance to get up there but Im sure I will one day. :-)
Eileen Schuller
Eileen Schuller - 5 years ago
No . . . . Thank YOU!
Roxy Aiyana
Roxy Aiyana - 5 years ago
wow ♥

This is my dream
Toshina Baldwin
Toshina Baldwin - 5 years ago
your a blessed man, thank you for making a beautiful experience that made me feel as if I were there
Joanna Muli-Tupola
Joanna Muli-Tupola - 5 years ago
BeautifuL! This video is Breathtaking. <3 <3
dichaelovic
dichaelovic - 5 years ago
Wouldnt the orcas easily tipped you over and eaten you if they were hungry? I heard they are very smart.
realhumanbean
realhumanbean - 5 years ago
It's weird, but orcas and dolphins seem to have this tacit agreement to not go after humans.. I mean, they're pretty much water people. If humans evolved in water, we'd basically be orcas/dolphins. They seem to recognize human intelligence, and we theirs.

Orcas jack and kill dolphins though for some reason... Maybe the same reason why we killed our other hominid cousins who knows.
joey b
joey b - 5 years ago
Yea they could easily do those things, but they wont because they are not interested in eating humans at all. We are not on an Orcas diet at all. There has never been a recording of a wild orca killing a human. Will that happen one day? I wouldnt bet against it, but i would be shocked if it happened to me if i was around Orca. I believe they have the second largest brain on the planet? I need a fact check for that. Which makes them the oceans top predator, so they dont really go hungry. I think they usually get killed or drown from getting trapped in ice. I'm not an expert, but i couldnt see Orca tipping a kayak to eat the human even if he or she was hungry.

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Rebekah Reads
Rebekah Reads - 6 years ago
I watch this again and again. One of the best videos on YouTube. I love orcas, this is my ultimate dream, to be so near to them. New Zealand is beautiful also, if any country was 'God's country' it'd be NZ.
Marie Joyce
Marie Joyce - 6 years ago
a year of no fishing world wide would help. beautiful videos, thankyou : )
diana marino
diana marino - 6 years ago
thanks for sharing this.. it was magical to watch, i really hope to do it someday.. hugs from argentina!
TheStormpeak
TheStormpeak - 6 years ago
Stunning video.  Thank you!
Daario20 !
Daario20 ! - 6 years ago
this video deserves more views
Daario20 !
Daario20 ! - 6 years ago
what you do is exacly what i wanna do, my dad use to give me lion, tigers, bear books but i never read them, so he gave me a oceans magazine that showed off all the amazing animals and i could not believe how these creatures are so unique each Whale, Dolphin ,Orca has a different personality it's truly inspiring that these Orcas are just as curious as we are to them
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
Thank you.... Im glad you liked it!
bullshark
bullshark - 6 years ago
2 dislikers are seaworld employees
Marlena Waldeck
Marlena Waldeck - 6 years ago
My first book about whales and marine life was from Jacques Cousteau... I live nearby the River "Elbe". Two years ago I saw a Beluga whale from my kayak. It was so amazing and it brought tears in my eyes...you're a good guy and thx a lot for your vids!!!!!
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
That would have been AMAZING to see! Thanks for watching my videos. :-)
Emma Lee
Emma Lee - 6 years ago
Your videos bring me so much joy. I absolutely love cetaceans, especially Orcas. I'm very passionate about them and hope to see them in person one day as you do or even from a distance. I can tell you're passionate about the ocean and it IS imperative that we as humans see what we are doing to the ecosystem and help make it right as best we can. Thank you for posting such beautiful videos and sharing them with us all!
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
Thanks for watching Emma! :-)
Dakσтa Lσνє
Dakσтa Lσνє - 6 years ago
You really can't find a more naturally breathtaking & beautiful sighting than this recorded experience was, wow...this makes you feel even more sorry for all the ones who are in captivity now. Totally robbed away from all of this & where they belong. It's so sad.
Olotele Forge
Olotele Forge - 6 years ago
So beautiful, thank you for sharing this video.
Tony Aguilar
Tony Aguilar - 6 years ago
I love orcas so much feel bad for the male orca's flipper
Pali Aha
Pali Aha - 6 years ago
I like how you mentioned DAD'S influence via the BOOKS he bought you.
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+Pali Aha Hi again Yeah, I think something as simples a few books can set a kid up for life... Im fortunate that I never lost that passion as a child... Thanks Pali. :-)
Kiril Kirkov
Kiril Kirkov - 6 years ago
Amazing footage! Please do more:)))))
Kate LM
Kate LM - 6 years ago
Beautiful video, I keep coming back to it for an Orca fix
Kate Boe Bate
Kate Boe Bate - 6 years ago
what hams!
Kate Boe Bate
Kate Boe Bate - 6 years ago
what hams!
زاهر الصالح شريعتي
زاهر الصالح شريعتي - 6 years ago
repeatedly and again. videos like this prove that every livingthing on this planet is better than the destructive humans.
britneybxoxo
britneybxoxo - 6 years ago
I never thought of wanting to travel to New Zealand but now I most definitely want to go!
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+britneybxoxo It is a STUNNING country that is definitely worth visiting..
Tony Aguilar
Tony Aguilar - 6 years ago
Love orcas so much
Cann Abis
Cann Abis - 6 years ago
Aren t they people eating monsters? I mean, when i m hungry i eat, i think they, too. You nuts man.
George Denniston
George Denniston - 4 years ago
Orcas are too smart to harm humans. They know what we would do to them if they did; it is likely we would treat them the way we treat wolves. If you want to read a mind-changing book, read Communicating with Orcas- From a whales perspective by Mary Getten, a well-known pet communicator.
Tilikum Tim
Tilikum Tim - 6 years ago
+Cann Abis Yup. They are at their most dangerous when confined to concrete tanks and made to perform circus tricks.
Cann Abis
Cann Abis - 6 years ago
For real?
Tilikum Tim
Tilikum Tim - 6 years ago
The only orca 'attack' on a human which caused a fairly serious injury was back in 1972 when a surfer need 100 stitches for a cut. And I say 'attack' because it's possible the orca mistook the surfer for a seal (like sharks do) and then aborted its attack, doing only minimal damage.

Also not all orcas are mammal eaters, some ecotypes just eat fish. Not sure about these NZ orcas, but I know some of them love to eat sting rays!
Keli Gutierrez
Keli Gutierrez - 6 years ago
quite opposite actually they are like that in captivity because they are depressed drugged out and made to do shows and much more do some research you'll be amazed these animals actually are very caring of humans in the wild and have saved a couple from a shark attack! and brought them back up to the boat .
ERCY BRICELA CUTIRE HUILLCA
ERCY BRICELA CUTIRE HUILLCA - 6 years ago
Amo a las orcas!!!!_ buen video , siga con ello y rompa el mito de que las orcas son asesinas..... LAS ORCAS SON LO MAXIMO (PERÚ)
Adam Sarduci
Adam Sarduci - 6 years ago
very pretty the largest predator on earth except the sperm whale and i do respect the orca honestly if your there prey they probably are the most terrifying creatures since Trex there so fast big and SMART I love this but I would not get in the water with wild Orcas no way no how
Marie Alexandra
Marie Alexandra - 6 years ago
Wow, you are so lucky to have been in the presence of such majestic creatures. I can only hope to have an experience like this in my life. Thank you for sharing!
ShakySchumi
ShakySchumi - 6 years ago
Simply 1 word to say .... WAUW !!!!!!! Amazing !!!!
max thiren
max thiren - 6 years ago
Amazing shots! You are living my dream! keep doing what you do mate, love it!
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+max thiren Thanks Max...will do!
Lisa  Jayne Skender
Lisa Jayne Skender - 6 years ago
Beautiful ty for sharing :)
JOTAGOOGLE
JOTAGOOGLE - 6 years ago
Great video so nice,
you werent scared??
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+J-D- S-S I found it! :-)
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
Yeah sorry my friend. Im not quite sure how to use all the settings on Youtube yet... I best look into it though... Thanks my friend.
JOTAGOOGLE
JOTAGOOGLE - 6 years ago
+The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
Yes on youtube, if you cant find it I text it here (y)
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+J-D- S-S You set me a message on here (Youtube)? Ill try to find it... :-)
JOTAGOOGLE
JOTAGOOGLE - 6 years ago
+The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
I sent you a private message about what do you think about a behave of an Orca, still maybe its fake.

Hahaha, but you would swim for sure, that is the maximum challenge haha
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
haha...Nah. Like many countries, it's illegal to do that here so no luck there for me. 
JOTAGOOGLE
JOTAGOOGLE - 6 years ago
+The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
What about instead of kayaking swimming with them? jajajaj
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
Orcas are actually the biggest of the dolphin family, but many people think they are whales because of the term 'Killer whale'. But yes, you're right, they are really powerful...and it is amazing to see. Orcas are the best. ;-)
JOTAGOOGLE
JOTAGOOGLE - 6 years ago
+The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
Ok I didnt mean they attack like some other animals, just that is caution, they are so powerful.
So orcas are like big dolphins
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+J-D- S-S They are far too intelligent to think I am something to eat. If an animal with this intelligence was to take a bite, it wouldn't be by mistake They know what they're doing, but for some reason we think that anything in the Ocean with teeth is going to attack us or bite us, and that is just not the case.
JOTAGOOGLE
JOTAGOOGLE - 6 years ago
+The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
Many times, its a pretty huge experiencie almost swimming with Orcas jajajaja but a bit scary, imagine they confuse the kayak with something they eat, they could jump, but well it seems its not their way jaja , so lucky, great video
and great music too
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+J-D- S-S Hello! No, not at all. The first time I kayaked with Orca many years ago, I was little scared as it was the first time, but now I have done it so many times and there is little to worry about. The key is to give them distance, let them come to you and to not cut them off. It's about respecting their space when they want it. Sometimes, some Orca are very interactive ad sometimes they are not. They are amazing.... :-)
Terra Dee
Terra Dee - 6 years ago
AMAZING VIDEO! Beautifully shot and thank you for providing us with such detailed videos of these majestic creatures!
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+D3eDee You're welcome. Thanks for watching!
Carolina Pacheco
Carolina Pacheco - 6 years ago
Uau!! Amazing video!!! Absolutely awesome!!!
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+Carolina Pacheco Thank you!
Victoria Alexeeva
Victoria Alexeeva - 6 years ago
Nice video and vary beautiful music. It's my dream to see orcas in the wild.
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+Victoria Alexeeva Thats a good dream to have! :-)
R R DeRagon
R R DeRagon - 6 years ago
It amazes me how close to shore they are, in such shallow water. Beautiful.
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+R R DeRagon HI! Yes, they come in close because often the Eagle rays that they feed on are close in up against the rocks. So whenever I tell people to look for Orca, I tell them not look out to Sea, but close the shore. (in Nz anyway) :-)
grQmma
grQmma - 6 years ago
Incredible video! Im so gonna sub for more of this! :O :D
Alisa Surname
Alisa Surname - 6 years ago
Thank you for this video!!! so cute orcas. Заиньки)))
Dima Aviva  El Ouazzani
Dima Aviva El Ouazzani - 6 years ago
omg. thats som beautiful. and also so scary. i almost pissed My self outta fear. and i'm safe in My ved watching this. wow ! amazing :o
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+Dima Aviva El Ouazzani haha, thanks Dima. :-)
miss42310
miss42310 - 6 years ago
i will do this
miss42310
miss42310 - 6 years ago
that one dislike must be seaworld
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+miss42310 Probably!! ;-)
miss42310
miss42310 - 6 years ago
orca at 4:21 got a tattoo
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+camouflage873 Thank you so much. :-)
ecbenny J
ecbenny J - 6 years ago
I almost shed a tear watching this! I can't believe how nonchalant these amazing creatures are in the presence of human beings. Thank you for sharing this great video!
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+ecbenny J Sometimes, when i watch these videos back, I think to myself: 'Sheesh, did that really happen?!". It is a really incredible experience and Im fortunate enough to have kayaked with quite a few times now, yet it never gets 'old'. They are AMAZING animals and we've gotta look after them, and their home. Thanks for watching and Im glad you enjoyed it. :-)
Felipe Hildebrand
Felipe Hildebrand - 6 years ago
Nice Music..
Ophidian
Ophidian - 6 years ago
So envious!!! What time of the year is there the best chance to see orcas there?
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+SPX3455 HI....There isn't really a good time as they could pop up around the country at any time. It is purely luck and chance...
Mustang Sally
Mustang Sally - 6 years ago
Yes Stunning!! Thanks for giving us a look at something so organic and so beautiful!
Steff Tabalong
Steff Tabalong - 6 years ago
Great and awesome video :) Can i make a suggestion? It would be nice if there is NO BACKGROUND MUSIC on the video so we can hear the whales :D thank you.
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+Steff Tabalong Some cameras in waterproof housings do not pick up audio very well, so I add background music which also adds a sense of being a part of the journey. Im sorry I can't cater to everyones preferences. If I get some audio of the Orcas that is good enough to use in future videos, then I will do so, but its sometimes just not that easy.
Guilherme Lima
Guilherme Lima - 6 years ago
This is incredible! Thank you for sharing this video and for your message to protect our beautiful planet.
Sauna135
Sauna135 - 6 years ago
love it.. ^_^
Sarah-Marie Murgatroyd-McFarlane
Sarah-Marie Murgatroyd-McFarlane - 6 years ago
Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful whales in their natural setting... : )
damien herbert
damien herbert - 4 years ago
Sarah-Marie Murgatroyd-McFarlane dolphins not whales
ashley star
ashley star - 6 years ago
+Sarah-Marie Murgatroyd hi want to be friends
R M
R M - 6 years ago
Beautiful, what a blessing to see them in person in their own natural environment.
T Christine
T Christine - 6 years ago
This is absolutely incredible! My ultimate dream to hopefully one day be able to do this
turbokid991
turbokid991 - 6 years ago
4:22 What's with that ones flipper?
turbokid991
turbokid991 - 6 years ago
Interesting.
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+turtleboy991 Just some of his markings. A bit like how we have markings ourselves, and different fingerprints etc. Orcas are the same. Different 'saddles', dorsal shapes, markings etc..
turbokid991
turbokid991 - 6 years ago
From WHAT sharks to Mako Sharks?
turbokid991
turbokid991 - 6 years ago
OH. Thanks, and no problem. It's not your accent, it's mostly cause I'm a bit hard of hearing. No big whoop.
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+turtleboy991 hI mate...sorry, might be my accent. From Bronze Whaler sharks to mako sharks. 'Bronzes' as they are typically called are also called Copper sharks in some parts of the World. They have started moving in again already as the water is warming up so it should be a good season of seeing them at the beach soon.

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sydney sage
sydney sage - 6 years ago
Beautiful video....... I took a kayaking expedition to BC and wish I would've got an encounter with orca's like this. But the encounter I had was still amazing.
sydney sage
sydney sage - 6 years ago
+The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew I love orca so much, next trip Norway......
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+sydney sage Awesome....I take it you got to see them, still. They are incredible, right? Love Orca.
simo134
simo134 - 6 years ago
How often do you see the Orca when Kayaking?
simo134
simo134 - 6 years ago
+The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew Do you find there is a pattern when you see them kayaking? Any particular time of the year? I would love to see them, to me they are one of the best creations God ever created.
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+simo134 I don't see the Orcas very often. It has been a long time since I have seen them as they travel around the entire coast of Nz. On rare occasions, I get lucky.
Steph Daigle
Steph Daigle - 6 years ago
I would also like to add that if ever you encounter a pod of orca who is doing the same as these guys were doing at the 4min and 5min mark.. It means they are Resting!! Most people don't realise that whales also need to rest... So Please do not disturb them if you come across a pod of whales Resting!
brokeskull616
brokeskull616 - 6 years ago
Like anybody is going to listen on youtube it already happen relax spaz
Steph Daigle
Steph Daigle - 6 years ago
Wooow!! The water is Soooo Clear there!!! # Jealous!!!
Gretchen Miller
Gretchen Miller - 6 years ago
They're so pretty.
Michelle Smit
Michelle Smit - 6 years ago
One of my favourite you tube videos :-)
Could you identify any of them?
Drew Hamblyn
Drew Hamblyn - 6 years ago
Epic video! Our sea creatures are so precious and we are so lucky to be able to share the planet with them. That must have been an incredible experience sitting out there with them :-)
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+Drew Hamblyn It was amazing!
New Zealand Travel
New Zealand Travel - 6 years ago
Awesome video :)
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+New Zealand Travel Thanks guys! Doesn't New Zealand just totally rock! ;-)
Tiffany brown
Tiffany brown - 6 years ago
I absolutely love your videos. just stunning! I have loved the ocean and orcas since I was a little girl so seeing this brings tears to my eyes. you are so very blessed to get to see and do what you do. I pray that someday I can do the same. it is my dream. so please continue to film these beautiful and amazing animals as well as our oceans!
Tiffany brown
Tiffany brown - 6 years ago
no thank you Nathan :)
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+Tiffany brown Wow. Thank you so much Tiffany for your amazing words of encouragement. Ill keep doing my thing and will keep the footage coming...
BeckyAnn420
BeckyAnn420 - 6 years ago
Thank you for sharing such beautiful creatures its my dream to one day do the same!!! ❤
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+BeckyAnn420 Keep your eyes on the water Becky, it'll happen! I see a lot of marine life simply by keeping my eyes on the water. :-)
Lupo Christov
Lupo Christov - 7 years ago
one of the best youtube channels ... I hope that soone much more will find it
Thanks Nathan!
:)
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 7 years ago
+Lupo Christov Thanks so much for the kind words, my friend.
OutdoorMe TV
OutdoorMe TV - 7 years ago
wow! good job!!!
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 7 years ago
+OutdoorMe TV Thanks guys!
Ángel Mejía
Ángel Mejía - 7 years ago
This is completly awesome! Greetings from Mexico
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 7 years ago
+Angel Mejia Kia ora from Nz! Thanks Angel!
awuma
awuma - 7 years ago
Stunning video! I sense mutual respect between orca and kayaker. Amazing to be in the midst of a big pod fishing.
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew
The Kayaking World of Nathan Pettigrew - 6 years ago
+awuma Thank you so much!

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