“It’s behind you!” Whale watchers almost miss the sighting of a lifetime, as clever whale appears to play “peek-a-boo”
Whale watchers in Baja California almost missed the whale sighting of a lifetime.
The group of sightseers were all poised to take the picture of a humpback whale they saw heading toward their boat… but they were looking in the wrong direction!
The humongous whale appeared to be playing a game of “peek-a-boo” with the photographers, swimming under their boat and emerging right behind them, almost “standing up” on the back of their boat.
Luckily, another photographer on another boat captured the hilarious moment of the whale watching the watchers.
He also caught the look of jubilation on the sightseers’ faces as they turned around just in time to catch a glimpse of the close encounter.
As soon as he was spotted, the whale quickly dipped back under water, but stuck around long enough to be petted before disappearing.
‘She slowly and silently stuck her head high above the water to look around,” photographer Eric J Smith told the Daily Mail.
“I was in another boat a few dozen feet away and caught the moment right before everyone realized she was so close.”
“When everyone turned around, she quickly sank below the surface. Cheering and hysterical laughter ensued.”