T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

Giant humpback leaps from the sea in Monterey California as fisherman in small boat looks on agog. Humpback whales are in the same family as the largest beings on earth, the blue whale, and females can reach up to 50 foot long and weigh 25–30 metric tons, about five times as heavy as a fully-grown male African elephant. Don’t miss the video and other photos here: DailyMail.com. (Via Your Eyes Blaze Out)


  1. This is über-amazing…. I nearly jumped out of my skin with awe and fear for the fisherman. And the young photographer; the shots of her life! Thank You for sharing this with us. Have a cool day, you all….

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  2. David I love this picture. Thank you for sharing. Whilst I’d love to see humpbacks in the wild, in these climate emergency days I’ve made a decision not to fly and therefore I’ll have to make do with pictures, videos and articles. Blessings to you my friend. Have a wonderful weekend. Julian

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  3. Close encounter

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  4. Can you imagine being on that boat??? After picking up my heart and putting it back in my body, I would have just remained over-awed.

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  5. Incredible! The majesty of these creatures is unsurpassed. What an amazing experience that must have been, although as Mimi points out, it would likely have scared the bejesus out of me, too.

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  6. I love this shot of the both of them. puts things in perspective with regard to how big and important we think we are )

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  7. I bet that boat rocked in the wake for a good long while after the whale dropped back into the water.

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  8. Amazing photo, I’m wondering who took it. That’s a moment the fisherman will never forget!

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  9. WOW! Just WOW!

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  10. Relax... says:

    Lol! I’d like to be able to say that such a closeness could only be imagined/longed for, but that was before the “suspected humpback’s presence” was confirmed by it’s tail fluke appearing in full just feet away from the woman barfing off the back of the (suddenly TINY!) whale watch boat that day. But breaching? Whew! It probably took a while before this fellow went back to the same spot some other day!

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  11. Christie says:

    Wow, Wow and Wow! Such a Phenomenal Gift…just think about the scope of that timing.. and the miracle of existence of such an amazing mammal the Whale…

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