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Close Encounter With Humpback Whale Off Australian Coast Captured on Camera! VIDEO!

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, whales, video )

- 1971 days ago -
Video of a father and his daughter getting closer than is comfortable to a pair of humpback whales off the coast of Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia, has gone viral

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Bob hardly here P (394)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:00 am

Erin R (181)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 8:08 am
Thanks for sharing.

Kit B (276)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 8:16 am

I'm sorry to hear this child being afraid rather than being in awe of the marvelous site she was privileged to witness. The whales have no reason to be so gentle with humans, but these two seem curious and not harmful. We are missing another opportunity to educate young people about the wonders of wildlife.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 11:18 am
They just wanted to be friendly!

Suzanne L (98)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 11:27 am
Great video. I was a little surprised at the child's reaction as many would have been more positively excited. I wonder what Mum said to Dad after they got home tho'.

Anneke Hut (40)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 1:55 pm

Lisa N (206)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 2:20 pm
Wow, I would love to have an experience like that. I agree with Kit about the girl being less afraid & more appreciative for such an amazing encounter. Whales have alot more reason to be afraid of humans than the other way around, Thanks for posting Cher.

. (0)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 2:28 pm
fabulous footage.

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:27 pm

Carol H (229)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:36 pm
thank you Cher, noted
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