The stunning show of force was caught on camera and posted to YouTube over the weekend. The fate of the seal was unknown.

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In a stunning show of force, an orca used its powerful flipper to launch a seal sky high, according to a video posted to YouTube by a Victoria, B.C.-based production company. The seal sails through the air before slamming back into the water below — its fate unknown.

Roll.Focus.Productions shot the footage near Victoria.


Orcas have been making the news, recently. On Sunday, experts said they had high hopes a newly born baby orca would survive in the Puget Sound’s J pod. Researchers have also been keeping their eyes on the area’s resident orcas with drones, capturing beautiful images of the beasts from above.