Humpback whales are massive animals. These big creatures average a weight of around 36,000 kg for a fully grown adult, which is roughly the same weight as 24 adult hippos! Can you believe that?

But despite being so enormous, they are pretty graceful. Look at the whale featured in the following clip for example. It shows off all the elegance and grace of a ballerina as it jumps completely out of the water around a place in South Africa. The footage was shot in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mbotyi by a scuba diver called Craig Capehart. He and four of his friends were sitting in an inflatable boat when the giant decided to shock them with a surprise appearance.

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

Just imagine how amazing it must have been to see all of this in person! Truly beautiful! Check out the video below! Have you seen anything like it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section!

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