A group of whale watchers hoped for a one-in-a-lifetime sight, but only to get epically played by the massive whale they were all waiting to capture on camera. Thankfully, the hilarious moment was caught on tape by director and photographer, Eric J Smith and it now went viral!
The marine life enthusiasts were all patiently waiting in their boat with the cameras on, but they nearly missed the spectacular sight as the massive whale decided to trick them. The group was offshore Baja California in Mexico, waiting for a lifetime opportunity, but they were all looking the wrong way while the whale popped up its head behind them.
The animal lovers got lucky though, as they turned their heads just in time to grab some adorable snaps with the magnificent creature. Just like it have known the curios sightseers missed the first opportunity, the humpback whale offered them other glimpse of it. This time, the moment was even celebrated by some of the whale watchers.
Photographer Eric Smith, who witnessed the whole scene could not believe his eyes what he was seeing. “She slowly and silently stuck her head high above the water to look around,” the 49-year-old said. “When everyone turned around, she quickly sank below the surface. Cheering and hysterical laughter ensued.
“I was in another panga [boat] a few dozen feet away and caught the moment right before everyone realized she was so close. Whale photography involves a lot of luck, but the key is to always be on alert and ready.”
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