Whales are beautiful creatures and it's amazing to see them up close.
But how close is TOO close??
We think we'd draw the line at having a humpback rise up from under you, nearly lifting your kayak out of the water!
Yeah, that sounds a bit too close.
Berthold Hinrichs was out kayaking back on January 10th near Senja, Norway.
He was floating among orcas and humpback whales and it must've been so beautiful… until one got a little too close for comfort!
"They were hunting herring and they are very careful not to harm you … one humpback came up just beside me … [then] I was completely on the back of him."
Wow! That must've been terrifying!
We'd be afraid of being swallowed whole!
Check out the video (above) to see how close his whale encounter really was!
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