The incredible moment a humpback whale bursts through the sea next to fishing boat

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I am really sure those fishermen have a whale of a tale.  All after an incredible footage shows as a humpback whale came out of nowhere, bursting the calm waters of the sea, near an unsuspecting fishermen boat.

The stunning footage was captured in in Monterey Bay in Canada, by 60-year-old photographer Douglas Croft and whale watcher Kate Cummings.

“It was quite exciting! Salmon season coincides with the time when humpbacks are returning to Monterey Bay to feed for the summer, and there were hundreds of boats on the bay fishing,” the photographer told the Caters News Agency.

Credit: Douglas Croft/Caters News

 

“This whale had breached a couple of times before this and many times they’ll just keep doing it. 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.

That the breach was directly behind the fishing boat makes really shows the size. Since the boat is closer, it should look bigger, but the whale is huge! If I’d been the fisherman, I’d probably need some new underwear,” Croft added.

Kate Cummings, who took the video said it was actually the intuition who helped them to capture the once in a lifetime moment.

Credit: Douglas Croft/Caters News

 

“The whale had already breached multiple times much further away from the fisherman,” Kate told the news agency.

“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!” he said.

Watch the incredible scene bellow!