Humpback Whale’s Breathtaking Backflip Caught On Camera

Sandy Seliga went on a boat tour in the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Canada to go whale watching, something she had on her bucket list for a long time. I’d say she can safely cross that item off her list after she and her fellow tourists was treated to a spectacular sighting. A humpback whale was not only breaching but backflipping out of the water!

Sandy caught the moment on video, which is now going viral. It’s pretty breathtaking. I can only imagine seeing it in person!

It was a foggy day and Sandy and other visitors were touring on Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours when they heard a loud thump from  the water. The group were turning around to leave when the large whale breached and continued on about 30 times. Penny Graham took a snapshot of the whale breach.

humpback whale

Photo credit: Penny Graham

“Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better! These humpbacks sure know how to impress our guests and put on a show,” Mariner Cruises wrote on Facebook. “WOW! Breaching, Chin Breaching, & Flipper Slapping!

Share this amazing whale breach with your friends on Facebook!