Orca bring a bit of summer to Wellington as they swim around harbour
A pod of at least five orca cruised around Wellington Harbour on Wednesday morning.
Franziska Plimmer said she spotted a calf and adult orca just metres off Queens Wharf about 11am.
The pod, including what appeared to be a large male, were seen heading further out into harbour.
Niwa tweeted earlier to say a few orca had swum past their offices at Greta Point.
Amy Henare filmed them swimming off Matiu/Somes Island.
Three orcas have just swam right past our Wellington Greta Point office! What a treat! pic.twitter.com/0Yv6KXYuAZ— NIWA (@niwa_nz) December 13, 2016