In case you've ever wondered what a humpback whale charging at high speed looks like head-on, now you know:
Humpback whale charging past at eight knots
This whale was one of two stragglers in a six-whale heat run, swimming as fast as possible to catch up with the others.
Before I dropped in, we clocked the whales travelling at about eight knots, so watching the whales go by was like standing next to the train track as the Shinkansen whips past. Pretty %*&*^# awesome!