These are the videos that we live for. Thanks to the Internet (and by extension, smartphones), we are now able to see things that we never would have in the past. There are moments that take place in life that are hard for others to believe. That’s what makes videos like these so important. They remind us that there is a big, wide world out there.
This big, wide world also happens to be chock full of all sorts of amazing miracles. The clip that you are about to see is focused on the antics of a humpback whale. These whales are not always visible when we are out on the high seas. However, this fisherman definitely got a much bigger surprise than he could have ever possibly bargained for, that is for sure!
If we were him, we probably would have soiled ourselves on the spot. The calm seas parted and the humpback whale decided to make its acquaintance. Kate Cummings is a whale watcher and Douglas Croft is a photographer. Together, they are responsible for this amazing footage that you are about to witness. This video takes place in Canada, in Monterey Bay, to be precise.
In the words of Douglas, the video was captured during salmon season. This is when the humpback whales make their way back to Monterey Bay, in order to partake in summer feeding. “This whale had breached a couple of times before this,” said Croft. He went on to say that in most instances, the whales will simply continue to do so.
He went below deck to do some shooting. Luckily for us, an awesome camera angle was created. We are able to look up at the whale and take in their sheer size and scale. Even Douglas admits that he may have needed a new pair of underwear if he had been the fisherman on board that day. Not only is he a great photographer but he also has a wonderful sense of humor about the whole thing!