Having a look on a swimming whale underwater is amusing. Having a whale breach on top of you is another thing.
The Humpback whale is popularly identified as an acrobatic animal known for breaching and slapping the water with its tail and pectorals. Amazing how this swimming animal effortlessly raises itself out of the water when it ranges in length from 12-16 meters and that approximately weighs 36,000 kilograms.
This humpback whale surprised kayakers when it unexpectedly leap out of the water and breaches on top of them. The video was shot by Larry Plants, one of the passengers of Sanctuary Cruises during whale tour just outside the harbour in Moss Landing.