Lonely Planet Writer

Captured! Dramatic humpback whale breach off Nova Scotia

On a gloomy, overcast day shrouded in fog, a boat of whale watchers off the coast of Nova Scotia found something incredible.

Breaching humpback whale.
Breaching humpback whale. Image by Gregory “Slobirdr” Smith / CC BY 2.0

The group had discovered a humpback mother and calf near Brier Island, N.S. but the boat was getting ready to leave when captain Penny Graham heard another whale coming up to breach. A video of the event shows seemingly quiet waters and a foggy horizon. Then the humpback breaks through the surface in full breach. Read more: cbc.ca