40 Ton Humpback Whale Filmed Leaping Entirely Out Of Water

Whilst out with three other scuba divers on a “rubber duck” inflatable boat, Craig Capehart witnessed an extremely rare event. A humpback whale, which reach up to 36,000kg in adulthood, leap completely out of the water in front of the four lucky onlookers.

Fortunately, Craig had his camera at the ready. “It seems that never before has a recording been made of an adult humpback whale leaping entirely out of the water! A very rare event, indeed, ” Craig wrote alongside his YouTube video. Size was clearly not a factor for this behemoth, which Craig estimated to weigh 40 tons, as it made it’s graceful appearance.

“Dolphins and even Great White Sharks have been seen flying out of the water, but this is a first for an adult humpback whale!”

The footage was shot in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mbotyi in Pondoland, Eastern Cape province, South Africa.