Well, when humpback whales aren’t majestic, they’re a little scary.
A group of BC kayakers got an insane surprise when a humpback whale breached mere feet away from them on August 10.
The kayakers, and some boaters, were observing a mother humpback whale nursing her calf in VonDonop Inlet in the Penn Islands when both of them breached.
In the video, which was posted to Youtube, three different camera angles are provided: two from kayakers and one from a boater. The last camera angle shows the mother whale jumping dangerously close to a group of kayakers, in a scene that looks like it could have been plucked straight out of a movie.
“So John doesn’t need a bathroom break anymore, he’s good,” a woman’s voice can be heard saying.
John isn’t the only one; we don’t need a bathroom break anymore after watching this video.
The video was posted by Wildcoast Adventures, a kayak tours company based off of Quadra Island. They recommend keeping back from humpback whales at least 100 metres due to their unpredictability, and now we see why.