A huge Humpback whale was captured on camera jumping out of the sea and narrowly missing a fishing boat.

From time to time, nature shows itself in full splendor to remind us how small we really are. Recently, a picture was captured in the Californian waters, Monterey Bay, which left viewers with goosebumps.

The footage shows a giant humpback whale shooting out of the water to the sky, and the scene is incredibly amazing.

Luckily, someone was close enough to capture the video of this breath-taking moment, which seemed like a planned action scene in a movie.
Giant Whale Jumps Out Of Sea Right Next To Fishing Boat ( Video)

Monterey Bay is home to many marine species, and it’s in the migratory path of Humpback and Grey whales, making it a popular whale-watching spot.

As 60-year-old, Douglas Croft, and fellow whale watcher Kate Cumming were sailing in the Pacific waters, they were ready in time to take the one in a lifetime scene.

On the image, Croft can be seen standing in his boat, which looks tiny next to the gigantic mammals. He stands in shock as he witnesses the rare and awe-inspiring display of this giant whale towering over.

In an interview, Croft said the whale had breached the waters several times before he took his camera out.

Croft explained:

“It was quite exciting! Salmon season coincides with the time when humpbacks are returning to Monterey Bay to feed for the summer, and there were hundreds of boats on the bay fishing.”

“This whale had breached a couple of times before this, and many times they’ll just keep doing it. 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.”

Ms. Cummings, who was also in the spot to witness the incredible sight, had a similar experience. Luckily, the whale jumped out of the water one last time so onlookers could get the shot.

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.”

Fully grown Humpbacks ranges from 12-16 meters in length and are very much popular among whale watchers due to their incredible behaviors.

Similar Case: Tourists Get Surprised By A Giant Humpback Whale

Tourists on a Go Whale Watching cruise at Sydney’s Bondi beach definitely got their money’s worth during an excursion on the Australian waters.

It’s not every day that you get to witness a majestic 20-to humpback whale do a breach just yards away from your tour boat.

And wildlife photographer John Goodridge was at the right place at the right time to capture the event on camera.
Giant Whale Jumps Out Of Sea Right Next To Fishing Boat ( Video)

Goodridge, a visitor from the United Kingdom, commented what he witnessed that day was “one of the most spectacular breaches he had ever seen” although he was also a little frightened as the giant whale almost seemed to swamp the boat they were on.

The blue whale has a long tapering body that appears stretched in comparison with the stockier build of other whales. The head is flat, U-shaped and has a prominent ridge running from the blowhole to the top of the upper lip.

The front part of the mouth is thick with baleen plates; around 300 plates, each around one meter (3.3 feet) long, hang from the upper jaw, running 0.5 m (20 in) back into the mouth. Between 70 and 118 grooves (called ventral pleats) run along the throat parallel to the body length. These pleats assist with evacuating water from the mouth after lunge feeding (see feeding below).

The dorsal fin is small; its height averages about 28 centimeters (11 in), and usually ranges between 20 and 40 cm (7.9 and 15.7 in), though it can be as small as 8 cm (3.1 in) or as large as 70 cm (28 in).[25] It is visible only briefly during the dive sequence.

Located around three-quarters of the way along the length of the body, it varies in shape from one individual to another; some only have a barely perceptible lump, but others may have prominent and falcate (sickle-shaped) dorsals. When surfacing to breathe, the blue whale raises its shoulder and blowhole out of the water to a greater extent than other large whales, such as the fin or sei whales.

Observers can use this trait to differentiate between species at sea. Some blue whales in the North Atlantic and North Pacific raise their tail fluke when diving. When breathing, the whale emits a vertical single-column spout, typically 9 meters (30 ft) high, but reaching up to 12 meters (39 ft). Its lung capacity is 5,000 liters (1,300 U.S. gal). Blue whales have twin blowholes shielded by a large splashguard. Wikipedia.
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