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GIANT WHALE Breaches Next To Small Boat In Incredible Video

Every now and again, nature shows its true self, in all its glory, to remind us how amazing it can be.

A perfect example of this was captured in the Californian waters at Monteray Bay, a place famous for whale-watching.

**MANDATORY BYLINE** PIC FROM Douglas Croft/Caters News – (PICTURED: Douglas Crofts images of a whale breaching very close to a fishermans boat on Monterey Bay, California. PIC TAKEN ON 27/04/19) – This incredible video and set of images shows the moment a humpback whale bursts through the calm sea close to an unsuspecting fisherman. Taken by photographer Douglas Croft, 60, and whale watcher Kate Cummings, the photo shows the whale shooting up through the waves close to a boat with an unsuspecting fisherman in before it crashes back down.The sequence was captured in Monterey Bay in Canada.SEE CATERS COPY

It was a gigantic humpback whale, caught on camera breaching the water, right in front of a small fishing boat.

The photographer who captured the amazing close encounter, Douglas Craft said: “The whale is huge! If I’d been the fisherman, I’d probably need some new underwear.”

Check out the video showing the incredible breach below:

The small fishing boat, coupled with the angle of the shots make the breaching whale look even more ginormous.

“I went below deck to shoot from a porthole close to the waterline. That’s what gives this amazing perspective of looking up at the whale,” said Douglas.

Along with Douglas, was Kate Cummings, who is a whale watcher, she captured an incredible video of the whale breaching. Speaking on this she said:

“It was fun capturing this video. The whale had already breached multiple times much further away from the fisherman. But sometimes when whales breach multiple times, they’re also heading a specific direction when they’re underwater building momentum for the next breach. I figured the next breach would be around the fisherman because the whale was heading that way and sure enough! Though I didn’t expect the whale and the boat to line up so perfectly.”

All Image credits go to Douglas Croft.

Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!