Great white shark versus orca (Page 2)

In some parts of the world, orcas and great whites frequent the same waters, but

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Swimming at top speed, the orca took the shark by surprise, ramming it hard on the flank. The massive impact stunned the shark, leaving it momentarily confused and vulnerable.

With the shark dazed, the orca grasped it behind the head and turned it upside- down. The shark panicked and its brain released calming serotonin that sent it into a trance. This made it far easier for the orca to drown its prey.

Soon the shark was dead and the orca could start tearing it apart.

© BBC Wildlife Magazine / Peter Bailey/

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