An unimaginable video of a humpback whale leaping out of the quiet ocean more might have made these fishermen startle – because I definitely would have!
Douglas Croft, a photographer who’s 60 years of age and whale watcher, Kate Cummings figured out how to catch the stunning film in Monterey Bay in Canada.
You can find the video below.
“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 water line. That’s what gives this amazing perspective of looking up at the whale.
That the breach was directly behind the fishing boat makes 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.”
Kate, who captured the video stated:
“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.”