That is some mighty quick thinking by one very lucky seal.

YouTube user Kirk Frase captured this terrifying close shave for one seal and the unlikely sanctuary a boat provided after it was chased by a pod of orcas and the only escape was up and out of the water.

The orcas were not pleased by the seal escaping onto the boat, and made some terrifyingly close passes while it hid on board while Frase and others watched.

It all turned out well in the end for the seal, who was filmed swimming away to safety after the whole ordeal.

Add 'seal' to the list of things not to come back as in the next life.

Via Mashable