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Pod of humpback whales swim underneath tour guide's boat in 'lucky' close encounter

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A pod of humpback whales swam right underneath a tour guide's boat in an extremely close encounter off the coast of Ilulissat, Greenland.

The clip from August 2019 shows the marine mammals partially breach before diving underneath the vessel and reappearing on the other side.

Tour guide and filmer Malik Hansen said: "I work as a tourist guide for World Of Greenland in Ilulissat, Greenland, and my main responsibility is to go out and look for the whales before the kayaks hit the ocean.

"On this day, a colleague of mine and I went out to the Kangia Icefjord close to the old Sermermiut settlement and saw three whales coming right towards us.

"I just kept the engines turned off because I didn't want to scare or disturb the whales. That is when a whale came a little too close to our boat and was about to breathe before it realized there was a boat right on top of it. At that point, it went under. It was about 15-metres-long (49 feet 3 inches)."

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Aug-25-2021
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