Humpback Whale Sprays Giant Steam Of Water Into The Air, Then A Rainbow Appears

by Ana Luisa Suarez
Ana is an Associate Editor who loves animals and food. A good taco and a snuggle with her dogs is all she needs.

It is pretty safe to say that at 60,000 pounds, humpback whales are pretty hard to miss!

Even though they are fairly easy to spot due to their size, it isn’t that often we get to see amazing footage of them from whale watching expeditions.

One drone camera, off the coast of Newport Beach, California, caught an amazing video in July 2015 of one humpback whale that was spraying water out its blowhole.

You might not realize that when a whale is blowing water out of this hole, it is not water from inside of their mouth, as we’ve seen in movies like Finding Nemo.

Instead, when they reach the surface they’re breathing out air and that air will spray the water abover their hole and create a giant splash! In the video below, the camera begins to focus on the whale when it blows out for the first time.

Then, when the camera is a little more zoomed in, the whale does a second spray, and that is when a beautiful rainbow forms! Have you ever seen anything like this before?

If you think humpback whales are incredible, you’ll also enjoy this footage a man captured accidentally of a baby humpback feeding from his mama.

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