Humpback Whale Breaches Right In Front Of Swimming Photographer

Photographer Beau Pilgrim was swimming off the coast of Tonga when he had a pretty exhilarating moment. A huge humpback whale made a breach a few meters from him. And he filmed it all.

“It was the most surreal and incredible experience […] being meters from this Humpback Whale when it breached and landed next to me,” writes Pilgrim on Facebook. “Such an amazing adrenaline rush!”

To see some of the amazing whale photos Pilgrim captures when he’s swimming with these gentle giants, head over to his website or give him a follow on Facebook and Instagram.