Humpback Whales are one of the largest creatures to exist in the water. The fact that they are so large did not matter as a video went viral, where a humpback whale leaped out of the water while displaying its size.
Photographers need to be quite tough as they have to wait patiently for an organism to make its move, but it is unlike the Humpback Whale story underneath. The situation might be quite tough but they have to remain stubborn and get the perfect picture that they wanted. Some scenarios are so wild, that the photographer, himself, gets awestruck while taking the picture or a video. The experience will be lived for a few seconds but the feeling will always be fresh in the memories of the photographer.
Humpback Whales are found in every ocean of the world. They are mostly observed in the North Pacific Ocean and the South East Alaskan Waters, the Indian Ocean, and migrate to different places.
The size of an adult Humpback Whale is around 12 to 16 meters or 39 to 52 feet. They can live up to 80-90 years. The most distinct thing about a Humpback was its water breaching habits and the songs sung by them. The series of moans and cries are heard from far and wide and are quite complex to decipher by the experts. They are quite photogenic and popular among whale watchers.
A fully grown humpback whale can weigh 35,000kg. Six times weight compared to the largest terrestrial animal, the elephant.
The Humpback Whale Video
The video was shot by a diver near Mbotyi. Mbotyi is a coast, in South Africa near the Indian Ocean and the diver was known as Craig Capehart.
Craig was relaxing on an inflatable rubber duck when the 40 pounder humpback whale chose to perform its show. Even though the whale was large, the show it put on was very graceful.
Craig told the media that such a video is quite rare as adult humpbacks do not leap entirely out of the water. Dolphins and White Sharks have been spotted doing so, but not a Humpback.
The whale kept slapping its fins after it completed its dive.
A fishing ban was held in 1985 to stop its poaching as their numbers kept reducing. The numbers have increased since then and the only critical thing that these Humpbacks face are collisions with other ships and getting entangled in fishing nets.