Every now and again, nature shows its true self, in all its glory, to remind us how amazing it can be.
A perfect example of this was captured in the Californian waters at Monteray Bay, a place famous for whale-watching.
It was a gigantic humpback whale, caught on camera breaching the water, right in front of a small fishing boat.
The photographer who captured the amazing close encounter, Douglas Craft said: “The whale is huge! If I’d been the fisherman, I’d probably need some new underwear.”
Check out the video showing the incredible breach below:
The small fishing boat, coupled with the angle of the shots make the breaching whale look even more ginormous.
“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,” said Douglas.
Along with Douglas, was Kate Cummings, who is a whale watcher, she captured an incredible video of the whale breaching. Speaking on this 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.”