When a boat full of whale watchers boarded their boat in late August, they expected to see whales. They hoped for breach or two, just like every other whale watcher. What they saw, though, was a once-in-a-lifetime thing: three humpback whales putting on a spectacular show right in front of their boat.
Edmond Giroux, one of the passengers onboard, shot the video you see above on August 17th in Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast. Their guide, Tom Goodwin, has been watching whales for nearly four decades, and he’s never seen anything like this—and it’s not likely anyone onboard that day will ever forget it.