Humpbacks seem to get all attention lately after two giants popped out of the water two meters next to a kayaker in California.
Most importantly is that his friend caught the live show on camera and uploaded it on the internet. The breathtaking video has become very popular in just a few hours.
Eddy Willis was shocked when he suddenly saw the two whales next to him and then he raised his hands in the air exclaiming “Wow!” with tremendous enthusiasm that he was able to witness such a moment.
Even if his excitement was fascinating, Willis was very close to meet his end as the two humpbacks were dangerously close to his kayak. The happy kayaker lives in California and currently works in Nevada for the Department of Wildlife.
Thanks to his field of work it is not the first time he encounters whales while kayaking. Besides adrenaline, Willis loves ocean creatures, especially sharks and whales. He explained later that the two humpbacks were just feeding.
He confessed that it had been his most fascinating encounter with whales so far. The enthusiastic kayaker even joked that one of the whales was larger than Moby Dick.
After being asked on Facebook whether he was terrified when he saw the whales, Willis said that he was excited and not scared at all. A previous video in April featured a less fortunate event involving a group of killer whales attacking two gray whales, a calf and its mother, near Monterey, Calif.
According to officials from the Monterey Bay Whale Watch, the persistence of orcas paid off as they killed the calf, but the mother managed to escape. Later in May, many tiger sharks were filmed feeding on a whale carcass in Shark Bay, Australia.
After the Eco Abrolhos tour company had posted the video on the internet around 2.7 million people watched it.
Whales made quite an impression lately when a video was recently posted on Facebook featuring a humpback jumping out of the water near a boat in Sydney, Australia. In the images, it can be easily observed that everyone is facing the other way when the whale pops out of the water just a couple of meters next to the vessel.
The photographer who caught the event on camera confessed that never in his career had he seen humpbacks jumping out of the water so close to a boat.