Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rather too close for comfort!


Here's an amazing video clip of humpback whales feeding very close indeed to a kayak (I understand somewhere off the Canadian Pacific coastline, although I haven't been able to confirm that).







I'm not sure whether it was a good idea for them to get that close . . . but perhaps they didn't have much option, if the whales came to them rather than the other way around. Still a brown-trouser moment, for sure!





Peter

4 comments:

Old NFO said...

They are lucky... period... And I find it interesting they don't get in trouble for this kind of behaviour. If we did this, there would be lawsuits out the ass...

Jim said...

I doubt a hungry whale would pay much attention to a kayak any more than they would an errant bit of driftwood.

That said if they had some reason to take that kayak as a threat, I wouldn't want to be those two at all!

Jim

BobG said...

Dumbasses; people get hurt and killed all the time because they forget that wild animals are wild, and not characters in a Disney cartoon.

Anonymous said...

reminds me of some of the footage from the movie DUNE. Of the sand worms coming up from under the sand and broaching.