Featured Image Credit: NOAA
By Alice Morris
Check out the jaw-dropping moment two humpback whales breached next to a sea kayaker, nearly toppling his boat.
Eddy Willis, a wildlife worker for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, was fishing in Half Moon Bay, California over the summer when he caught the incredible footage.
And while the encounter would have frightened most people, Willis appears elated on film, shouting “That’s what I’m talking about!” as the whales disappear back into the sea.
Willis uploaded the video to Vimeo where it soon went viral.
He says he’s had several chance encounters like this one in the past, and he loves the experience every time.
“To me, I love whales, I love sharks…It’s an adrenaline rush more than anything.”