Whale's amazing breach right next to kayakers

Kayakers get extreme close-up during humpback whale breach in Canada


WOW: Whale breaches right over kayakers

A group of kayakers were treated to an extremely close-up breach by a humpback whale during a tour in Canada.

The incident was caught on camera by Wildcoast Adventures during an outing in Canada's Discovery Islands on 10 August.

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Whale watching groups and kayakers can been seen in the video observing the whales from a safe distance. One whale performs a couple of magnificent breaches and screams of delight can be heard.

But, at the end of the YouTube video, the whale re-emerges right next to a kayaker and breaches just feet away.

Wildcoast Adventures uploaded the footage to YouTube and wrote: "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 100 metre. As you can see in this video they can close the distance very fast and they are unpredictable. Remember: 'See a Blow Go Slow'."

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