Seeing an orca up close and personal is mind-blowing in itself, but a group of Russian researchers were treated to something extra rare.
Researchers with the Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP) were surveying the coast of Kamchatka and Northern Kuril Islands, in Russia, as part of a humpback whale project when they met a large group of orcas, according to Rumble.com.
Before long, a rare white orca surfaced – likely a juvenile, according to experts. Scientists had only recorded one other white orca in history.
Watch below to see the magnificent creature swim within feet from the boat.