Mahurangi filmmaker Steve Hathaway is asking locals to call him immediately if they see an orca whale.
He is filming this month and next month for a new project. He says orca often visit the area at this time of year to hunt rays. Steve recently had a film on orca released as part of the Secrets of the Whales series on Disney+.
“We were filming an orca playing with a cray pot, but it became tangled. We waited while a diver came and cut it free, all while four or five orca watched.”
Report any sightings to 0800 FILM UW. Photo, Steve Hathaway.