Paddle boarder gets up-close with killer whales

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (CNN) — A paddle boarder is sharing some breathtaking video of an encounter with orcas. Rich German was paddling off the shore of Laguna Beach, Calif., when a pod of five killer whales interacted with him.

One of the whales went directly under him twice. He said he was “too excited to be scared.” He also said he’s sharing the video to raise awareness for what he calls “these incredible, magical creatures.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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