Brad Rich and his friends planned for a leisurely day of boating and sightseeing off the coast of Seward, Alaska. The group shared a beautiful moment as seagulls circled round and round in the distance, until suddenly everything changed. The seagulls picked up speed, began squawking, and a mysterious movement took place in the water.

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The seagulls reacted in the far off distance to a pod of humpback whales feeding. The group could only see a very slight portion of the whales emerging from the water. As Brad and his friends filmed the commotion, what happened next was totally unexpected. Out from the depths of the waters emerged a group of whales right next to Brad’s boat. Brad excitedly shouted an expletive, both excitedly and perhaps scared at the same time.

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Brad never stopped filming. You can see the seagulls touch down, the boat rocked, and the even the spray from the whales’ blow hole.

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Watch the exciting video and just imagine what you might do if you saw such an amazing spectacle in the waters!