Humpback Whales Breach In Tandem Before Baby Copies Them

A boat captain couldn’t believe his eyes when two humpback whales majestically breached in tandem in front of his vessel before a baby calf copied them. Adam Gunderson, 27, was on a snorkeling boat heading to Kealakekua Bay in Hawaii on February 18 when he captured the once-in-a-lifetime moment on video. Having initially spotted a whale calf, Adam stopped the boat to observe the mammal, hopping onto the roof of his vessel to shoot some footage. Then, in an unexpected twist, two adult humpbacks dramatically breached from the water at the same time, leaving passengers on the excursion wowed in amazement at the spectacular sight. But the show wasn't finished there, as a few seconds after the adults had breached, the whale calf did its best to replicate their leaps, too.
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Location: Kona, Hawaii, USA
  • Date Acquired03-19-2024
  • Date Filmed02-18-2024
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing
Tags:  humpback , whale , calf , breach , boat , bay , ocean , kealakekua , bay , hawaii

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