40-Ton Humpback Whale Caught On Camera Jumping Completely Out Of The Water And It Quickly Goes Viral

Humpback whales are incredibly massive and majestic creatures and to see them in action is truly something else! A 40-ton whale swimming in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mbotyi gave some sea-loving spectators a display of a lifetime when it leapt completely out of the water.

Craig Capehart, a scuba diver who was reportedly sitting in a “rubber duck” inflatable boat among his fellow scuba divers, caught the magnificent mammal in action and the impressive footage has gone viral! “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,” wrote Capehart in the video’s caption. “Dolphins and even Great White Sharks have been seen flying out of the water, but this is a first for an adult humpback whale!”

According to Bored Panda, “the average weight of a fully grown adult is around 36,000kg, which is about the same weight as 24 adult hippos.”