Humpback Whale Lifts Kayaker Out of Waterthe daily dish
Well, this is certainly one way to gain someone's attention. Berthold Hinrichs was kayaking to Gryllefjord Village, Norway, when a 44,000-pound humpback whale surfaced to say hello.
Hinrichs' kayak was lifted out of the water as the whale emerged directly beneath him. Managing to stay afloat, Hinrichs realized he was on the whale's back as his kayak rose above the water. He captured the entire encounter on video.
The whale could have been attracted to the large number of herring in the fjord, or it could have been simply surfacing for air. Either way, Hinrichs emerged from the unexpected lift unharmed. Watch the footage for yourself and see a kayaker encounter a whale in a truly unique way.
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