Watch This Giant Breaching Humpback Whale Capsize Two Kayakers, Inches From Crushing Them To Death

by 3 years ago
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humpback whale


Two kayakers in California barely escaped death as a massive humpback whale breached from the water and landed directly on top of their kayak.

From WPTZ News 5:

Captain Michael Sack was guiding a Sanctuary Cruises whale watching tour from a boat just outside Moss Landing harbor on Saturday when he witnessed an incredible, dangerous situation.

Tandem kayakers were paddling through a large pod of humpback whales that were gorging on krill and anchovy bait balls.

One whale launched its body into a full breach, and to people watching from the boat, it appeared the whale landed on top of a man and woman who were sharing a kayak.

The whale was estimated to be between 50,000 and 80,000 pounds and measuring to be up to 60 feet in length.

Avoiding a direct hit, the man and woman managed to make it safely back to shore with the help of on-lookers.

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kayakers


These two look to be quite happy for two people who were inches away from becoming fish food.

Check out the footage below:

[h/t Huffington Post]


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