The ocean’s already fraught with danger, the last thing you need while swimming is a massive humpback whale deciding it wants to leap out of the water a few feet from where you’re treading water. But that’s exactly what happened to Australian photographer Beau Pilgrim, who fortunately got the whole thing on video.


To put things in perspective, a fully grown humpback whale can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, which means if it came crashing down right on Pilgrim, we wouldn’t have this remarkable footage to ooh and awe over.

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