Dana Point Times
On Sept. 9 the Dana Wharf Whale Watching vessel OCean Adventure had a close encounter with a pod of orcas.
Captain Frank Brennan, who took this GoPro photo, was alerted to their presence by a private boat captain who reported seeing the whales chasing tuna.
Brennan was able to catch up with the whales just off the San Onofre coast and left them at Camp Pendleton heading south.
It is believed the animals could be members of a pod of eastern tropical Pacific orcas last spotted in January.
Video and more photos of the whales can be seen on Facebook on the Dana Wharf Whale Watch page.