The humpback whale is rather large magnificent creature. In fact these whales are so enormous that a male humpback can get up to 36,000 pounds. This is roughly the same size as 24 adult hippos. So to imagine this colossal specimen being able to jump out of the water is pretty impressive. This spectacular event has rarely ever been captured on film. Dolphins and Sharks have been seen flying through the air, but never has a humpback been seen jumping completely out of the water.
The footage was shot in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Mbotyi by Craig Capehart. “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 said. He estimated the massive creature to weigh around 40 tons, but that did not stop him from going airborn. Check out the video below and see what you think: