Massive Elephant Seal Chases Great White Shark Away From Seal Colony in South Africa
A large elephant seal chased a great white shark away from a Cape fur seal colony at the Robberg Nature Reserve in Robberg, South Africa, on September 21, according to a young photographer.
Luka Oosthuizen, a 14-year-old surfer and aspiring nature photographer, recorded this footage while at the reserve. Mariella Rossi, Luka’s mother, told Storyful her son went out on this particular day intending to film great white sharks near the seal colony.
“While filming, he realized that something the size of one of the underwater boulders was moving and chased the shark,” she said. “This elephant seal apparently frequents our bay around seal-calving season and has been given the name Solo by residents!”
The footage shows a shark shape approaching the Cape fur seals, when a large shadow comes into frame and moves toward the shark. Rossi said the shadow is Solo charging at the shark and successfully chasing it away from the colony.
Solo has become a popular tourist attraction. According to Plettenberg Bay Tourism, he is the “only annual elephant seal visitor.” The tourism agency posted an additional video showing the massive animal relaxing in the shallow water on a more mellow day. Credit: Luka Oosthuizen via Storyful
- 東門興記水餃爆爭2.6億遺產 女兒告母盜領華視影音153,413 次觀看・23 小時前
- 亞錦賽冠軍戰增加入場人數？ 蔣萬安：應開放2萬人華視影音3,610 次觀看・19 小時前
- 嘉義海線大老嫁女兒！ 婚禮排場大 政界賓客引關注華視影音569,701 次觀看・2 天前
- 不友善！父揹孩下公車「無人讓刷卡.司機秒發車險摔」華視影音139,003 次觀看・23 小時前
- 大雨襲南印度 大城清奈至少5死 富士康、和碩一度停工Yahoo奇摩國際通5,385 次觀看・19 小時前
- 嘉義聞人林水樹"嫁女兒 席開5百桌放煙火秀民視影音23,966 次觀看・1 天前
- 五月天方疑回應假唱風波 邀請全民參與全民見證娛樂星聞1,223 次觀看・18 小時前
- 一分鐘報天氣/週三(12/06日) 週三白天水氣增多，降雨範圍擴大，週三晚間起轉乾冷Yahoo奇摩新聞（報氣象）8,408 次觀看・20 小時前
- 吳奇隆自爆會刻意減少工作 回歸家庭陪孩子當個好奶爸娛樂星聞5,606 次觀看・18 小時前
- 又來！民眾目睹共艦逼近宜蘭烏石鼻 意圖不明華視影音31,110 次觀看・18 小時前