When Jorge Cervera Hauser went diving with friends in the Sea of Cortez in Baja, California, he was on a mission: to find orcas. Getting in the water with orcas is incredibly rare, Hauser says, and witnessing what they were about to witness, even rarer.
“I’ve been obsessed with orcas for more than seven years now,” says Hauser, CEO of the travel company Pelagic Fleet, “and I always seem to miss them.”
About an hour into the swim, the team spotted a pod of black-and-white whales. (Related: "Exclusive: Mysterious Orcas Filmed Underwater for the First Time")
“In total, there were around six orcas spread out in groups of two or three. Every time we would jump into the water