Nature is just amazing! It always makes us surprised with its massive creatures, hidden plants, smelly flowers, and many more things. Recently, a picture was captured at California waters on Monterey Bay which gave goosebumps for the viewers. The picture showed a huge humpback whale shooting out of the water and it was just amazing!
A huge humpback whale has been captured breaching the waters of Monterey Bay in California.
The bay is the home to many species of marine animals and most importantly, it is located in the migratory path of Gray and Humpback whales which make it a popular whale watching spot.
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The picture and the video footage shows the way how the massive Humpback shot up through the waves close to a fisherman’s boat named Baja Sueno. The photographer, Douglas Craft, who captured the picture told the media that “The whale is huge! If I’d been the fisherman, I’d probably need some new underwear”.
The creature made the fishing boat look incredibly small in comparison.
He has taken pictures from the porthole of another boat from an upward angle that made the whale looked even bigger. He says “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”.
This picture was captured by the photographer, Douglas Croft.
The photographer also had the help from a whale watcher, Kate Cummings who could take a video of the whale jump in action. He said to the media “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.”
Adult humpback whales weigh around 25-30 metric tons.
Adult Humpback ranges in length from 12-16 m (39-52 ft). they are very much popular among whale watchers because of their amazing behavior.
You can watch the video of the incident below: