Video Of Humpback Whale Jumping Completely Out Of The Water

July 24, 2017


This is a video of a ~40 ton humpback whale completely breaching the surface and catching some air near scuba diver Craig Capehart's inflatable boat offshore of Mbotyi in Pondoland, Eastern Cape province, South Africa (formerly Transkei). I can't even imagine how much energy that takes, but I assume about the same as it takes me to get out of bed in the morning. I remember when I was in high school my mom would purposefully burn Toaster Strudels so the fire alarm would go off and I'd get up and get ready for school. I used to think they were all carbon flavored. Not even two icing packets can bring a burnt Toaster Strudel back from the dead.

Keep going for the video, which has a ton of other whale breaches after the main event.

Thanks to Jody, who would have jumped on and ridden that whale all the way to Atlantis.

  • Talon184

    Reminds me of my uncle when they refill the burrito trough at the all-you-can-eat buffet.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Ahhh! Woooh! What’s happening? Who am I? Why am I here? What’s my purpose in life? What do I mean by who am I? Okay okay, calm down calm down get a grip now. Ooh, this is an interesting sensation. What is it? Its a sort of tingling in my… well I suppose I better start finding names for things. Lets call it a… tail! Yeah! Tail! And hey, what’s this roaring sound, whooshing past what I’m suddenly gonna call my head? Wind! Is that a good name? It’ll do. Yeah, this is really exciting. I’m dizzy with anticipation! Or is it the wind? There’s an awful lot of that now isn’t it? And what’s this thing coming toward me very fast? So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like ‘Ow’, ‘Ownge’, ‘Round’, ‘Ground’! That’s it! Ground! Ha! I wonder if it’ll be friends with me? Hello Ground!

  • Meh

    I wonder why it would do that, such a waste of energy.

  • Wonfis

    Like rollercoasters?

  • Jenness

    I bet you anything it just feels really good to them, they have so many barnacles perhaps they are trying to dislodge them or like Wretched said - it's their way of scratching themselves?

  • TheQiwiMan

    Whales are awesome.

    (The ones in the ocean, I mean, not Feminists)

  • The_Wretched

    It has an itchy, go scratch it.

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