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Tue May 14, 2019, 12:25 AM

The moment a whale bursts through the sea near unsuspecting fisherman

https://nypost.com/2019/05/13/the-moment-a-whale-bursts-through-the-sea-near-unsuspecting-fisherman/

This fisherman has a whale of a tale.



Stunning images captured the moment a humpback whale shot up through the waves — much to the shock of a nearby fishing boat in Monterey Bay, Calif.

Photographer Douglas Croft snapped the magnificent display in a sequence that shows the whale breach the calm seas April 27 near the unsuspecting fisherman’s boat.

“It was quite exciting!” Croft, 60, told the Caters News Agency. “Salmon season coincides with the time when humpbacks are returning to Monterey Bay to feed for the summer, and there were hundreds of boats on the bay fishing.”

The series of photos were shot from a porthole below deck on another boat — which gave the impression of looking up at the staggering creature spin through the air.

“Since the boat is closer, it should look bigger, but the whale is huge!” Croft said.

Whale-watcher Kate Cummings, who was working with Croft, said a little in

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Demovictory9 May 2019 OP
emmaverybo May 2019 #1
msongs May 2019 #2
ChazInAz May 2019 #6
2naSalit May 2019 #3
smirkymonkey May 2019 #4
saidsimplesimon May 2019 #5
magicarpet May 2019 #7
tclambert May 2019 #8

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 12:35 AM

1. Amazing! Gives a real sense of the whale's power and size. Fisher people, like pilots, are so cool.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 12:48 AM

2. "you're gonna need a bigger boat" lol nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Tue May 14, 2019, 12:29 PM

6. And fresh underwear.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 09:18 AM

3. Looks like the guy in the boat has a camera...

I'd love to see those pictures too.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:26 AM

4. Wow! That is just amazing!

Incredible shot!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 12:08 PM

5. The whale marking their

fishing territory? Return to land where you belong with a display of fins slapping water?

Thanks for posting the video

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 07:04 PM

7. Jeez,.. that looked real close to the stern of that boat.


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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 09:40 PM

8. What kind of bait are those guys using?

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