(WBZ/CBS Newspath) – A fisherman captured incredible video of a whale jumping out of the water.
“There was a ton of fish,” Zack Fahey said. “I just had a feeling he was gonna come up near us. So I just started recording.”
Fahey says that feeling led to a jaw dropping sight — a massive humpback whale breaching just feet from his family’s boat.
Fisherman captures whale jumping out of water off Hampton, NH coast (Image credit Zack Fahey)
“He was so close I can’t believe he was so close,” Fahey told WBZ-TV from his Burlington business.
The 28-year-old says the close encounter happened last Friday during a fishing trip with his dad and his buddy.
Their 20-foot boat was bobbing in the ocean just a mile off the coast of Hampton, New Hampshire, when the menhaden they were fishing to catch for bait swam into the path of a Humpback’s feed.