Viral Video Captures 40-Ton Whale Jumping Completely Out Of The Water

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Source: Craig Capehart | YouTube

Now that is one big whale!

Scuba diver Craig Capehart was relaxing in the ocean when he got quite a surprise. A humpback whale weighing about 40 tons leaped out of the water and made a huge splash. Luckily, Capehart was able to capture the whole appearance on camera.

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Check out the amazing footage below.
Capehart filmed this stunning shot while he was in the Indian Ocean near the coast of Mbotyi, South Africa. Capehart was sitting in a small “rubber duck” inflatable boat when the majestic whale appeared. The average humpback whale can weigh up to 36,000 kilograms. Capehart also noted in the comments of his video that seeing a whale this size leaping out of the water is a very rare occurrence. “It seems that never before has a recording been made of an adult humpback whale leaping entirely out of the water! A very rare event, indeed,” Capehart wrote on YouTube. He continued, “Dolphins and even Great White Sharks have been seen flying out of the water, but this is a first for an adult humpback whale!”

Source: Craig Capehart YouTube

What an incredible sight to capture on camera!
(H/T Bored Panda)

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