Humpback Whale Jumps Out Of The Water – WOW! (VIDEO)
A humpback whale which normally weighs 40 tons was seen breaching several times along the coast of Pondoland, South Africa before it completely jumped out of the water. Amazing!
This whale looks like he/she is clearly enjoying life. This behavior (jumping clear out of water) is usually done by dolphins and very rare among the heavier whales. I’m so happy to be able to see this!
Scuba diver Craig Capehart and three of his scuba diving fellows were hunting for sardines along the coast of Pondoland, South Africa, on July 8 when they saw a large humpback whale breaching several times before it jumped entirely out of the water. The whale, estimated at around 40 tons, can be seen breaching clear out of the waters south of Mbotyi in Southeastern Africa.
Craig shared this video on his YouTube, and it has been climbing the viral ladder ever since. The footage contains dozens of instances when a school of whales was breaching the ocean. There are even some happy moments, like a mother and her calf swimming by Craig’s inflatable motorboat, or one adult whale swimming on his back and slapping his fins of the surface.
The breaching out of the water entirely is frequent among dolphins and even great white sharks, but this was the first time that Craig has seen a humpback whale do it; he described what he saw as “an infrequent event indeed.”
Press play to watch the video below.