VIDEO: Orkney fishing party has “experience of a lifetime” encounter with pod of orca whales

This is the moment a routine fishing trip turned into “the experience of a lifetime” after an extremely close encounter with a pod of orca whales.

Erlend Manson, of Finstown, was enjoying a leisurely trip off the north coast of Orkney with friends when the killer whales made their presence known.

Mr Manson said the orcas made several passes close by their vessel and said members of the group has been stunned by the siting.

He later shared the video on social media along with pictures of the encounter, attracting more than 1,000 likes and shares.