By Charlotte Regen
Abigail Hamer captured the incredible moment two humpback whales leapt out of the sea in sync.
She filmed the awesome moment while she was on a boat trip in Australia, where she saw the giant creatures leaping and playing around her.
She was on a holiday with her uncle and took this video in Hervey Bay on the way back from Lady Musgrave Island.
Abigail was thrilled to have such an amazing experience, she said: “I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to have such awesome experiences on my first boat trips in Australia.
“I’d never seen whales before these encounters and whilst I was out on the boat we experienced the whales doing numerous awesome things.
“The whales were so friendly, playful, graceful creatures and really responded by coming over to the boat out of curiosity.
“One whale stayed with the boat for around three and a half hours, until after dark. It was so unreal as it was doing playful tail splashes, spraying water at us and coming really close up to the boat to spy hop and didn’t want to leave.
The Dolphin Communication Project describes ‘spy hopping’ as a whale “holding itself vertically in the water and kicking with its tail fluke in order to hold its head above the water line.
“Whales and dolphins hold their heads out of the water in order to visually inspect the environment above the water line.”