A humpback whale lifted and towed a researcher’s boat in Hartley Bay, British Columbia, on September 10.
Whale researcher Nicole Gwyneth Robinson was attempting to photograph the whale before it moved under her boat.
In this video, the whale is seen moving around Robinson’s boat before it blows water towards her.
“Oh my gosh, He’s pulling us,” Robinson can be heard saying in this video when she watches the whale dragging the boat forward.
In a Facebook post, which featured the video, Robinson urged people to not get too close to whales in the wild.
“If they come to you, wait till free to leave. Keep motor off at all times until safe to leave,” Robinson wrote. Credit: Nicole Robinson via Storyful