Nature is magnificent, beguiling and amazing, but oftentimes, it uses its creativity to reveal its true self to us, in all its glory.
An incredible video of a giant humpback whale, captured in the Californian waters at Monteray Bay, a place famous for whale-watching, is a perfect example of this!
The gigantic humpback whale was recorded breaching the water, right in front of a small fishing boat.
Douglas Craft, the photographer who captured the unique encounter, said:
“The whale is huge! If I’d been the fisherman, I’d probably need some new underwear.”
Watch the amazing video below:
The whale appeared even more ginormous in comparison to the small fishing boat, and coupled with the angle of the shots. Douglas said:
“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.”
Douglas was in the company of Kate Cummings, a whale watcher, who also captured an incredible video of the whale breaching. 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.”