Whale Bursting Through The Waves
This incredible video and set of images show 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.
Douglas took this video in Monterey Bay in Canada, and he considers this event quite exciting. In his opinion, the whales are coming back to Monterey Bay to feed for the summer because it's Salmon season and that's why there were also a lot of boats on the bay that was fishing. Douglas stated that the whale breached a couple of times before taking this video.
"I went below deck to shoot from a porthole close to the water line. That's what gives this unusual perspective of looking up at the whale. "That the breach was directly behind the fishing boat makes really shows the size."
He also says that the whale was immense and his joke about the situation was that the fisherman probably needs new underwear because it was terrifying for him since he was so close to the whale.
Kate, who took the video, says that it was enjoyable capturing the video. She also explains that the whale has breached multiple times but much away from the fisherman.
She figured that the next breach would be close to the fisherman because it was sure that the whale was breaching out that way, but she didn't expect that the boat and the whale will line up so perfectly. Well, take in consideration this video we have to advise the fisherman to get a bigger boat for next time if he wants to sail safely in these waters, and we are glad that this fisherman didn't get hurt.
Did you know that there are 19 species of whales? Amazing, right? Blue whales are believed to be the biggest creature ever to live on the Earth. They achieve lengths up to around 100 feet and weights of an astonishing 100-150 tons. Their skin is an excellent dim blue shading, frequently with a mottling of light spots.
whales are very active animals, they like to jump, breach out of the water and land back in the water, just like in the video. They also love slapping the water's surface with their tails, which are considered as a warning that there is danger nearby. They are fascinating animals!