When Bard Rich was off the coast of Seward, Alaska, he witnessed something truly incredible. He wanted to catch footage of the nearby seagulls on his camera, but he got more than he bargained for. A pod of humpback whales breached and fed on the birds just a few feet next to his boat. And that’s when Brad’s excitement knew no bounds.
Even I had chills just watching this. I can’t imagine what he went through with what he experienced! This clip is really worth a watch. As they say, nature knows how to surprise you in a lot of different ways! Thankfully his camera was on, and he managed to catch this rare occurrence on tape for all of us to see.
While I was watching this, I felt a little bit like I was watching a horror movie. In the beginning, the video is silent except for the sounds of the seagulls flying overhead and the wind. I knew what was going to happen but still didn’t know what to expect. I was actually a little nervous. I kept watching and thinking, “When’s it going to happen? How close will they be to the boat?”
He’s filming a bit far from the boat, so I thought the whales would breach about 30 or 40 feet away, but that would still be incredible to see. Oh no! They weren’t 30 feet away! And there wasn’t just one. About five or six of these whales breach right next to the boat, and the people don’t even see or hear them until they break the surface. It’s crazy and beautiful.
I can’t believe they didn’t turn the boat over. It’s not a big boat. They, of course, move the boat away from all the commotion, but not before Brad gets an amazing shot of these whales breaking the surface and the seagulls going crazy.