By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

It Was A Lovely Day On The Water, But At 0:24 They Got The Fright Of Their Lives.

If you're a person that dreams of whale-watching vacations, there are some things you should know. For starters, when you head out on those cruises or trips, there's really no guarantee that you'll actually get to see a whale -- sometimes, it's all about being in the right place at the right time. If you do, the whales are often in the distance, dark specks in your photos, easy to miss if you aren't paying attention.

But every once in awhile, we get a video like this, one that makes the entire art of whale watching (patience, eagle eyes, and a trigger-happy camera) pay off. This humpback whale got so close to his audience, it will almost take your breath away. The best part? You can tell that the people watching were just as surprised as you are when the whale finally surfaces. Check out the breathtaking video below.

Source: Eric Mouellic