Killer whales made an appearance in Hudson Bay near Churchill on Tuesday.

Pilots Brian Fergusson and Eric Polzin managed to snap some photos of the orcas after heading up in a helicopter around noon.

Polzin said it’s rare to catch a glimpse of the whales because they only show up about once a year.

He said based on their formation, he thinks they were trying to take advantage of the low tide and hunt

Polzin and Fergusson said it was a treat to see them because they are typically busy with tours and work at Hudson Bay Helicopters and rarely get a chance to see the sights like tourists do.