Breaching Southern Right Whale Crushes Sailboat

Update:  South African authorities are investigating whether the whale was harassed before breaching.

A breaching Southern Right Whale landed on top of a ten meter long sail boat off the coast of South Africa on Sunday.   The remarkable photos below were shot by a passenger on a nearby boat.   Fortunately no one was hurt on the sailboat and the whale swam away without apparent injury.  The sailboat however was considerably worse for the encounter.  Click on the thumbnails below to view larger images.

Kaboom! Whale Crash-Lands on Boat

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4 Responses to Breaching Southern Right Whale Crushes Sailboat

  1. expert from greenland says:

    nice job with Adope photo shop. the pic. is fake and with to many mistake

  2. Rick says:

    I think there were too many witnesses to be a fake. Then again many folks do see to agree with you.

    Sailboat struck by breaching whale — is it real or is it Photoshop?

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