By Chanel Livesy
A lucky tourist managed to capture a stunning blue whale breach just metres from his boat – thanks to some lucky timing.
Colin Krauter was on a boat off the coast of Maui, Hawaii, when a blue whale mother and calf were swimming around Colin’s vessel but what followed was jaw-dropping.
The passengers noticed the calf gathering speed as it hurtled toward the surface.
Then the colossal beast leapt out of the water causing everyone to woo at the impressive sight before making a big splash.
Colin said: “I ‘woahed’ and ‘ahh’ed’ and stepped back a bit.
“This was a calf that was swimming with its mother, it was kind of surprising to see the calf jump out because all the jumping was mostly from the mother until then.”