on air now

Stunning footage of woman swimming with killer whales goes viral

See the video

Extraordinary footage capturing the moment a swimmer is surrounded by a pod of killer whales has gone viral.

New Zealand woman Julie Johnson was out on a training swim when the mammals decided to join her.

The video, filmed by Australian Dylan Brayshaw on a drone, shows the whales playfully coming up to Julie and joining her swim off New Zealand’s east coast.

One whale can be seen following her closely, coming right up to her feet.

Dylan tells Ben Fordham it was a matter of “right place, right time”.

“I just couldn’t believe it, I knew I had something special.”

Click PLAY below to hear from Dylan