Vacationers Capture Wild Killer Whale Footage

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Laura and Rich Howard were on vacation in La Paz, Mexico, when they captured breathtaking footage of a 20-member killer whale pod leaping out of the water right near their boat, according to "Today."

The Howards were celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary with a scuba diving trip abroad. The couple was diving and playing with a group of sea lions for about 25 minutes when their dive master called them back to the boat. Annoyed at first by the brevity of their dive, the reason soon became apparent when they saw the dorsal fins of approximately 20 killer whales headed right for them.

The orcas began to follow the boat, leaping out of the water, flipping and spinning as they went. Laura Howard had a waterproof camera, and she filmed the spectacle for an entire hour. Ultimately, the Howards were glad their scuba diving ended early, because watching the orca pod was unique and much more exciting.

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