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40-Ton Whale Was Just Filmed Jumping Completely Out Of The Water, And This Incredible Video Is Going Viral
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40-Ton Whale Was Just Filmed Jumping Completely Out Of The Water, And This Incredible Video Is Going Viral

Humpback whales are pretty big. Quite enormous in fact. The average weight of a fully grown adult is around 36,000kg, which is about the same weight as 24 adult hippos, but that didn’t stop the massive mammal in the video below from putting on an incredible air display when it leapt completely out of the water in South Africa recently.

The footage was shot in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mbotyi by Craig Capehart, a scuba diver who was sitting in a “rubber duck” inflatable boat when the graceful giant decided to make an appearance. He estimates that the whale weighed around 40 tons, but size clearly meant nothing to this graceful giant. “It seems that never before has a recording been made of an adult humpback whale leaping entirely out of the water! A very rare event, indeed,” wrote Craig in the caption accompanying the video. “Dolphins and even Great White Sharks have been seen flying out of the water, but this is a first for an adult humpback whale!”

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Hans
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have seen calves breaching, thereby almost entirely coming out of the water, but the scene in this video must be a once-in-a-lifetime shot. Watching these animals "play" with the water is intensively soothing, and it gives you the impression that they have a notion of joy. Save the whales!

Amy Moore-Shipley
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Of course they have joy!!! Wtf ?!? How could you say something like that

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June Pixeld
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thats so amazing! And i laghed at the thought of 24 adult hippos doing the same thing

John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You'd better be careful June, and make certain they never hear you saying this, because hippos have absolutely No Sense of Humor. In Africa, more people are killed by hippos than by crocs. And heaven help anybody making fun of them. ;D

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Hans
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have seen calves breaching, thereby almost entirely coming out of the water, but the scene in this video must be a once-in-a-lifetime shot. Watching these animals "play" with the water is intensively soothing, and it gives you the impression that they have a notion of joy. Save the whales!

Amy Moore-Shipley
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Of course they have joy!!! Wtf ?!? How could you say something like that

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June Pixeld
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thats so amazing! And i laghed at the thought of 24 adult hippos doing the same thing

John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You'd better be careful June, and make certain they never hear you saying this, because hippos have absolutely No Sense of Humor. In Africa, more people are killed by hippos than by crocs. And heaven help anybody making fun of them. ;D

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