Watch A Rare Video Of This 40-Ton Whale Fully Jump Out Of The Water

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A scuba diver films a rare sight of a 40-ton humpback whale fully breaching out of the water off the coast of South Africa. Watch the video below.

It's not every day that you get to see something as epic as a 40-ton humpback whale jump entirely out of the water. 

Well, now you can, thanks to a video provided by scuba diver Craig Capehart, who caught the action off the southeastern coast of South Africa while hunting for sardines during winter.

Capehart and his crew had been waiting for the renowned mass migration of sardines, called the "South African Sardine Run," for almost seven hours that day. Luckily, some humpback whales were also there to entertain the humans.

In the video description, Capehart called the whale sighting "an unexpected bonus." 

Usually, we associate dolphins and great white sharks as the sea creatures catching some air. According to the BBC, humpback whales breach, or jump out of the water and slap it with their fins and tail, as a form of communication.

Capehart claims this is the first recording of such a sight.

"A very rare event, indeed," he wrote.

Although unconfirmed, it is quite an impressive sight to witness. 

Thumbnail/banner image credit: Flickr user Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith

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