It’s widely accepted that dolphins are some of the world’s most intelligent animals. They’re capable of experiencing and expressing intense emotions, and are one of the few species other than humans that engage in sexual intercourse for fun!
It’s easy to forget, however, that the cute, shiny cetaceans are also highly-skilled ocean predators. As this video by BBC Earth shows, their intelligence extends to their hunting techniques, as well.
Narrator Sir David Attenborough notes that the mammals usually stun their prey with their tails. When that fails, however, these Western Australian water-buddies take full advantage of their streamlined figures to hydroplane right up to the beach, where their tasty meal is taking refuge in the extremely shallow water.
Watch closely – they are extremely fast!