A group of killer whales hunt and kill a minke whale in incredible footage.
The pod of orcas can be seen chasing the lone animal through waters off the east coast of Russia.
Images captured by wildlife photographer Mike Korostelev are so detailed that they even capture the minke whale appearing to cry out in pain before being dragged down by the predators.
Mr Korostelev said the rare sight is hardly ever caught on camera.
He said: ‘I felt really happy and privileged to see such a rare wildlife moment.
‘It was incredible to see the hunt – they’re quite rare to see. Usually we see other orcas who feed on fish, but never on a whale.
‘I’ve only seen footage of this kind of hunt once before, again of orcas hunting for a whale.’
Mr Korostelev was working with Russia’s orca project when he captured the moment in the Avachinsky Gulf of the Pacific Ocean.
Despite being commonly referred to as killer whales, orcas are actually members of the dolphin family.