It’s right in front of you! When people look the wrong way, a whale can sneak up behind them and make them laugh. A group of whale watchers almost missed the chance of a lifetime when a sneaky whale emerged right behind their boat while they were looking in a different direction.
The whale watchers went to San Ignacio Lagoon, on the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico. They were looking out over the wide ocean, hoping to see whales. All of a sudden, one came up behind them in the water. It was good that the group chose to turn around at the last second to take pictures of the humpback whale before it swam away.
When a whale suddenly popped up just behind the boat they were on, a group of whale watchers almost missed the chance of a lifetime because they were looking in the wrong direction. In the picture, you can see that the group is waiting calmly with their cameras ready. Still, they almost missed the amazing experience because they were looking in the wrong direction when the whale came up just a few feet away from their boat.
The tourists turned around in their boat just in time to see the huge humpback whale before it dove back into the water, making everyone on the skiff happy. Photographs from another boat show the sneaky whale poking its rostrum out of the water. At the same time, everyone in the group is looking forward and pointing their cameras at the huge ocean in front of them.
But just as the animal was about to dive back into the water for good, the whale watchers got a quick glimpse of her, and a second photo showed how excited they were to see her up close. The tourists were lucky that they were able to see the huge humpback whale that was only a few feet away because they turned around in their boat just before the whale dove back down under the water. The group is looking forward and pointing their cameras at the wide ocean. Photos taken from another boat show a sneaky whale poking its head out of the water.
But the whale watchers saw her in time just as the animal was about to dive back into the water. A second shot shows how excited they were to see the marine mammal up close. One woman is seen celebrating by throwing her arms into the air while standing on the boat. The other tourists sit with their mouths open in shock and click their cameras. During a trip to the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico’s San Ignacio Lagoon, director and photographer Eric J. Smith was able to film the close call between whale watchers and a shark. Off the coast of Baja, Mexico, two boats of whale watchers get close to a sperm whale. Smith, who is 49 and from Los Angeles, said that the whale “slowly and quietly put her head high above the water to look around.””I was in a different panga a few hundred feet away, and I was able to catch the moment before anyone else realized how close she was.”
During a trip to the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico’s San Ignacio Lagoon, director and photographer Eric J. Smith was able to film the close call between whale watchers and a shark. The 49-year-old man from Los Angeles said, “She raised her head slowly and quietly above the water to look around.” “She was looking all around.” I was on a different panga a few dozen feet away, so I was able to take a picture of the moment before anyone else noticed how close she was.
When everyone turned around to look at her, she went right under the water as soon as they did. People cheered and laughed so hard that they couldn’t stop. Taking pictures of whales takes a lot of luck, but the most important thing is to stay alert and always ready. Because whale-watching trips involve a lot of waiting, it’s easy to get used to the idea that nothing will happen. It seems like a shocking security flaw is found as soon as you stop paying attention. This picture shows a close-up of a humpback whale moving near the coast of Mexico. The species can be found in seas worldwide and can migrate up to 20,000 kilometers. Whale watchers go see them because they often break the water’s surface, which is called “breaching.”
In the past, the whaling business often hunted humpback whales and other large whales; because of how they hunted, these whales almost went extinct. In 1966, a world ban made it illegal to hunt them, and since then, their numbers have grown a little bit. Pictured: A whale watcher on a tour boat off the coast of Mexico gives a humpback whale a friendly pat. What an amazing chance that only happens once in a lifetime!