40 ton Humpback Whale incredible aerial display is amazing.
These jaw-dropping images show the moment a humpback whale leapt majestically from the ocean, ‘waving’ to a tourist boat before crashing back down with an almighty splash.
The photos, taken off the coast of South Africa by marine tour guide Steven Benjamin, captured a sight rarely seen at such close proximity. The 40 ton Humpback Whale incredible aerial display, soaring through the air just yards from a boat as shocked onlookers screamed.
The whale who thought he could fly: Amazing moment humpback is captured leaping out of the water (and even manages a wave).
Marine tour guide Steven Benjamin captured the spectacular sight while whale-spotting off the coast of South Africa. The he was ‘blown away’ by the humpback, which disappeared for 20 minutes before leaping from the water.
The majestic animal even ‘waved’ his fin at the stunned onlookers in a rare close encounter with the huge creatures. The 31-year-old, who was documenting the migration of more than 1,000 whales from the coast of South Africa to the warmer waters of Mozambique and Madagascar, watched as the whale flopped around in the ocean.
Mr Benjamin thought the humpback’s show was over after 20 minutes hiding deep under water, but it suddenly lifted its entire body out of the water, extending a fin to onlookers before slamming back down, creating a huge splash.
The giant creature was clearly having a whale of a time as the marine tour guide watched from the safety of a boat off Port St John, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
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