A DRONE has captured the incredible moment a killer whale kills and eats a live shark.
The rare moment was captured by Slater Moore, who was whale-watching in Monterey Bay, California.
As a group of whales swarmed over another creature in the sea, the watchers decided to employ a drone to take a closer look.
The aerial camera captures the scene unfolding, as one of the orcas grabs a sevengill shark in its jaws.
After the creature squirms around in the whale’s mouth for a few seconds, it then hangs lifelessly.
The predator then passes round the carcass for two calves to feed on.
Researcher from the California Whale Project, Alisa Schulman-Janiger, told GrindTV: “It’s a very rare sighting, and an extraordinary observation.
“I do not think that anyone has drone footage of this prey-sharing, involving very small calves, in California.”
One commenter remarked: “Nature is amazing in life and death… the hunter becomes the hunted.”
Another added: “That’s some amazing footage!”