Humpback whales are pretty bigger than what comes to our mind when we talk about fish. The Whales are Quite enormous. The fully grown average adult whale weighs around 36,000kg, which is the same weight we usually consider for a 24 adult hippo. That enormous body weight didn’t stop the giant mammal in the video below from flying and putting on an incredible show when it leapt completely out of the water in South Africa recently.
The man who filmed the whole incident tells quite interesting story,
"Sadly, our six or seven hours daily on the water entail mostly waiting, waiting, and waiting a little longer until we find the elusive sardine bait ball.
Entertaining us while we wait are migrating humpback whales. Some are a mothers with calves. Some are males traveling in small groups.
This day, there were few sardine sightings but the whales seemed to be everywhere! An unexpected bonus!"
This video shows a humpback whale mother cow swimming with a calf. It shows an adult 40 ton whale on its back, slapping both its left and right fins on the water, then leaping entirely out of the water!
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.