VIDEO: Whales Show Off Their Impressive Bellyflop Skills Just Feet From Group Of Kayakers
By Brian Koerber, Mashable // August 18, 2016
whales did not hit or injure any of the kayakers
ABOVE VIDEO: While observing a mother Humpback nursing her calf from a safe distance away, the whales finish up and dove down. What happened next took everyone by surprise! Humpbacks are marine mammals and you need to stay back as far as 300 feet. As you can see in this Video they can close the distance very fast and they are unpredictable.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (MASHABLE) –A few kayakers got a little too close to three whales showing off their jumping skills last week in British Columbia, Canada.
According to the video, the group was safely observing a mother nursing her calf off the coast of the Penn Islands when the whales descended into the water and out of sight.
Initially, the kayakers were at a safe distance, but when the whales suddenly breached the surface, they were much, much closer than before.
“There’s not a whole lot you can do when the humpbacks decide they’re going to move,” Heather Lawrence, who filmed part of the clip told the CBC.
ABOVE VIDEO: Wait for it……..A whale gets up close and personal with a sightseeing group.