Enormous humpback whale leaps out of the sea right behind a fishing boat

This fisherman got a once in a lifetime show right from his boat.


Nature never fails to amaze us and take our breath away. All those mesmerizing creatures that we get to share this world with only add to the beauty of our planet, and having close encounters with some of the wild and giant beasts is something we all want to experience. 

Recently, whale watchers Douglas Croft and Kate Cummings took a video of one of the most fascinating scenes when it comes to men and nature.  During their stay at Monterey Bay, California, they witnessed a Humpback whale leaping out of the water. The best thing of all was that the giant creature decided to get some fresh air right behind a small fishing boat, and it really showed how huge these wales really are compared to a fisherman and his vessel. 

Although the place where the video was taken is known as one of the most popular whale-watching spots, no one really expected for such a close encounter to take place. 

We believe the person on the boat was as surprised as Croft and Cummings. 

Compared to the whale, the boat named Baja Sueno looks like a toy. 

We don’t even want to imagine how the captain of that boat must have felt at the moment he realized a whale was getting out of the water so close to him. His feelings were probably a mixture of excitement and fear. 

The video is truly amazing and it makes us wish we were on that boat, looking at the magnificent whale having fun right before our eyes. 

That had to be a huge and loud splash, don’t you think so? Luckily, it didn’t harm the captain of the boat. 

Speaking of that day, Croft told Uniland how there were hundreds od boats there, and before getting out of the water completely, this particular whale was enjoying in front of the curious eyes staring at him. 

“That the breach was directly behind the fishing boat really shows the size. Since the boat is closer, it should look bigger, but the whale is huge! If I’d been the fisherman, I’d probably need some new underwear.”

Cummings said that if a whale breaches once, they are likely to it multiple times. 

“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.”

Take a look at the incredible encounter in the video below. Isn’t this whale impressive?