Animals Video

By Federico Cornetto

This is the stunning moment a group of divers get up-close-and-personal with a pair of curious humpback whales.

Divers from whale swimming tour company Coral Bay Ecotour were out diving with some clients in the Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, when they had a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with two huge humpback whales.

Coral Bay’s in-house drone pilot, Dan Spillane, 30, filmed the amazing birds-eye footage as the two giants swam in a circle around the group of stunned divers on July 15.

Dan said: “We film humpbacks every day, and normally they just swim past the divers rather than stopping to check them out.

“These humpbacks were so curious that they came up to check the humans, they circled them so they could get a good look.”