Rainer Schimpf disappears in the jaws of a Bryde's whale off South Africa, in a frightening moment caught on video. Photo: Barcroft Animals / YouTube

Whale nearly swallows South African conservationist Rainer Schimpf in this terrifying moment caught on video

  • The Bryde’s whale engulfed Rainer Schimpf while he was filming a school of sardines off South Africa
  • His legs were dangling out of the whale’s mouth as it dived, but he was fortunately released in a matter of seconds
Topic |   Offbeat

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Rainer Schimpf disappears in the jaws of a Bryde's whale off South Africa, in a frightening moment caught on video. Photo: Barcroft Animals / YouTube
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This photo provided by Paul Tixier shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type is a distinct species. Photo: Paul Tixier via AP

This weird-looking killer whale is a new species, experts say. Can you spot the difference?

  • The mysterious Type D orcas seen off Chile are ‘highly likely’ to be a new species, according to some researchers
  • The whales were seen alive by scientists for the first time in January
Topic |   Conservation

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This photo provided by Paul Tixier shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type is a distinct species. Photo: Paul Tixier via AP
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