WESTPORT, Nova Scotia, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A passenger on a Nova Scotia boat captured footage of a curious humpback whale surfacing unusually close to the vessel.
Donna Huskins posted a video to the We Love Nova Scotia group on Facebook showing the humpback whale surfacing within arm’s reach of the Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours boat.
“This guy came right up to our boat,” Huskins wrote in her post. “If our arms had been long enough, we could have literally reached out and touched him!”
She said the boat’s crew told her the whale’s behavior was unusual.
“Even the captain said they don’t always come this close to the boats! He was taking pictures himself, that’s how uncommon this is. We were so fortunate to have experienced this first hand! He told us whales are naturally curious mammals and he was checking us out, as much as we were him,” she wrote.