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Snorklers Capture Amazing Video When They Encounter A Baby Humpback Whale

FEBRUARY 3, 2018  —  By Sarah Jewel  
Sarah Jewel

Sarah Jewel

Animal and pizza lover with an Internet addiction. Nerd to the max. Currently residing in the land of beautiful winters.

Whales are some of the most amazing creatures on the planet.

With a just a few exceptions, they're gentle giants who roam the seas reminding us just how small we are. Recently, a group of snorkelers off the coast of Costa Rica were swimming when they noticed a baby humpback whale approaching them.

They were excited, but they stayed calm and let the whale dictate their interaction. It splashed around a little bit and even let one diver touch its mouth. The experience was all captured on video, and the snorkelers described it as a "privilege."

"We never saw the mother or the escorts but I can assure you that they were there close by and keeping an eye on that youngster. In all the twenty years that I have been diving in the Costa Rica Gulf of Papagayo I have never had this sort of experience before. I saw into the eye of a whale and he looked deep into my soul and I was blessed."

That's the moment of a lifetime. They're sure to remember this playful encounter forever.

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