Stunning Whale Breach Captured Off Californian Coast

A woman captured an incredible full-body whale breach while boating off the Californian coast near Oceanside.

Chelsea Bradley, who posted the footage to Instagram on February 23, said the humpback whale stayed near her boat all day long and breached as many as five times. In the video, the whale launches itself from the water and spins 180 degrees before bellyflopping back into the water in a giant splash.

“We are always grateful and so lucky when we find a friendly humpback that wants to hang out, roll around, and breach next to our boat,” Bradley wrote on YouTube. Credit: Chelsea Bradley via Storyful