whale lifts kayak argentina Holy kayak-lifting-whale, Batman! I cannot stop watching this video. If you've ever climbed in a kayak for an innocent and picturesque trip around the open water, prepare to feel goosebumps all over your person. A father and daughter in Argentina got the surprise of a lifetime when they took their kayak out to look at Southern Right whales. They got a lot more than they could have possibly ever expected.

You can tell as the video starts that these two are waaaaay too close to the whales that they've spotted. But they are just too darned enthusiastic, and they kayak a little closer to the whales. Then, in an instant, one whale swims beneath them and heaves them up on its back! Ah! I can't even! I found myself holding my breath and I am sitting at home on dry land in a very comfortable chair far from every whale on the planet.  

This video is so captivating, it's no small wonder that some people have wondered whether or not it's real. Of course when something this magical happens, the gut impulse is to not believe it and to cry out that it's a fraud. But listen to the voices of the father and his daughter, they are completely awe-struck by what's happening. If they are actors, they are wasting their time with this video and should look into moving to Hollywood. 

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If you're still in doubt, I'd posit the following: This seems like a lot of expensive potential damage to a camera and their own persons to try and fake. I'm usually a skeptic in all things, but in this instance, I am willing to put my inner critic in the backseat and just enjoy this truly magical moment with this sweet, gentle giant. I suggest we all do the same!

What's the craziest thing you've ever caught on tape?

 

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