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Diving Photographer Perfectly Captures A Huge Humpback Whale Breach

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Beau Pilgrim via beaupilgrim/YouTube

Most of the “right place, right time” videos you come across on the Internet aren’t typically cinematic. They're usually shot in portrait mode and look like they've been filmed on a vibrating Gameboy. But that’s not the case with this.

Beau Pilgrim, an Aussie photographer and diver, managed to perfectly follow a huge humpback whale as it torpedoed out through the water, then belly flopped down just feet away. The scenes were shot off the islands of Vava'u, Tonga in the Pacific Ocean.

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These baleen whales can measure up to 16 meters (52 feet) and weigh over 36,000 kilograms (80,000 pounds), so, it’s a good thing they weren’t much closer.

Check out more of Beau’s stunning photographs on his Facebook page.

[H/T: Gizmodo]


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