POSTED: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 10:04am
UPDATED: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 11:05am
NBC News — The age old question of who would win a fight between a killer whale and a shark was answered this week off the coast of New Zealand.
The still above captured what is believed to be a killer whale attacking a group of sharks off a popular beach. The killer whale, also known as an Orca, appeared to be herding the sharks towards the beach.
Marine scientists say the picture shows a classic Orca hunting tactic of flushing fish out to sea for other Orcas to hunt.
So who won?
The Orca appears to have swam away and one of the sharks ended up on sand in shallow water struggling to stay upright in the waves.