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Giant male humpback whale comes within a few meters of crashing a boat

Gigantic male humpback whale comes within a meter of crashing a boat as it throws itself out of the water to ‘warn’ sailors away from a mother and his calf from Hawaii

  • Humpback Whale nearly crashed a catamaran when it threw out of the water in front of Kaanapali beach in Hawaii
  • Don McLeish sailed on February 17 when he saw the huge male whale accompanying a mother and baby
  • He believes the 22-tonne whale has cracked close to the catamaran to “warn” the sailors away from the group

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A huge humpback whale almost crushed a small catamaran – throwing himself out of the water to “warn” the sailors of a nearby mother and her calf.

Don McLeish sailed from Kaanapali Beach, Hawaii on February 17 when he saw a 22-tonne male whale accompanying a mother and her baby.

After following the trio through the clear blue water in his Zodiac boat, a catamaran seemed to be heading straight for the whales.

A huge humpback whale almost crushed a small catamaran – throwing itself out of the water to “warn” the sailors away from a nearby mother and her calf.

Don McLeish sailed from Kaanapali Beach, Hawaii on February 17 when he saw a 22-tonne male whale accompanying a mother and her baby

Don McLeish sailed from Kaanapali Beach, Hawaii on February 17 when he saw a 22-tonne male whale accompanying a mother and her baby

Don McLeish sailed from Kaanapali Beach, Hawaii on February 17 when he saw a 22-tonne male whale accompanying a mother and her baby

He believes that the 22-tonne whale has burst close to the catamaran to “warn” the group’s sailors

Suddenly the male giant made a stunning breach and when it collapsed in the water, the yacht could have been flattened because it was less than a “whale length” away.

When he entered the Pacific Ocean again, the 40-foot-long whale made a huge splash, causing water to fly high into the sky.

Don, a 67-year-old pensioner, said: “I believe the escort warned the catamaran of the presence of the mother and the calf.

Suddenly the male giant made a stunning breach and when it collapsed in the water, the yacht could have been flattened because it was less than a “whale length” away

After following the trio through the clear blue water in his Zodiac boat, a catamaran seemed to be heading straight for the whales

After following the trio through the clear blue water in his Zodiac boat, a catamaran seemed to be heading straight for the whales

After following the trio through the clear blue water in his Zodiac boat, a catamaran seemed to be heading straight for the whales

“We had been watching them and felt that the boat was on a course that would cross the spot where the couple had plunged down,” he said

“We had been watching them and felt that the boat was on a course that would cross the place where the couple had plunged down.

“I was happy to have the camera in my hand and to record the second half of the breach.

‘I have seen hundreds and possibly thousands of infringements, but never one with the proximity of the catamaran and the beautiful splash at the end.

“I was happy to have the camera in my hand and to record the second half of the breach,” said Don McLeish

Don, a 67-year-old pensioner, said: “I believe the escort warned the catamaran of the presence of the mother and the calf”

“He broke only once, and then all three started to move north, and the calf broke several times, but neither adult came out again,” Don said.

“He broke only once, and then all three started moving north, and the calf broke several times, but neither adult came out again.

“Less than one whale length separated the male and the catamaran.”

When he re-entered the Pacific Ocean, the 40-foot-long whale made a huge splash, causing water to fly high into the sky

When he re-entered the Pacific Ocean, the 40-foot-long whale made a huge splash, causing water to fly high into the sky

When he re-entered the Pacific Ocean, the 40-foot-long whale made a huge splash, causing water to fly high into the sky

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