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Whales

Seal Punt

Seal Punt

Incredible footage of a giant orca splashing through the water, highlighted by a moment in which its mighty tail tosses a seal some 80 feet into the air. And before you cry “animal cruelty,” we’re guessing the seal was going to be his lunch anyhow.

Humpback vs. Kayak

Humpback vs. Kayak

A group of whale watchers were off the coast of Monterey, California when they spotted just what they were looking for – a humpback whale breaching the water. They also got some bonus footage of the kayak that the beast capsized.

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Gray Whales Greet Tourists

Gray Whales Greet Tourists

Zoologist and photographer Mark Carwardine used a drone to capture this enchanting moment of a grey whale mother and her calf playing with tourists on a boat off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.

Whale Lifts Kayak

Whale Lifts Kayak

It sounds like a scene out of a movie, but a father and daughter were whale watching off of Argentina when one swam under their kayak and lifted it. You’re not supposed to touch whales, but we’re not sure it could have been avoided.

Flying over Dolphins and Whales

Flying over Dolphins and Whales

With the help of a flying drone, Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari captured this incredible footage of thousands of common dolphins stampeding off of Dana Point, California. He also snooped on some humpback whales.

Soylent Greenpeace

Soylent Greenpeace

Director John Martin’s endearing animated film about a future “after the nuclear war between the nations of Facebook and Google” in which Earth is recolonized by anthropomorphic versions of animals instead of humans.

Searching for Whale Song

Searching for Whale Song

Undersea pilots Graham Hawkes and Lee Behel deep dive in their DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible in the waters of Hawaii on a quest to hear the song of the whale. Some of the most beautiful GoPro footage we’ve ever seen.

Beautiful Whale

Beautiful Whale
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Bryant Austin has won international acclaim for his extensive collection of large and detailed photographs of whales. He shares some of those images in his coffee table book Beautiful Whale. See sample images on io9.

Whale Jump

Whale Jump

A fishing boat off the coast of British Columbia encounters an unexpected visit from a humpback whale, as it goes flying into the air just feet from the side of their boat. Photo: Matthew Thornton.

The Surfer and the Whale

The Surfer and the Whale

Surfing off the coast of Santa Cruz, California, a woman comes dangerously close to becoming an accidental whale Happy Meal, as a pod of humpbacks start lunge feeding for fish.

Whaletone Grand Piano

Whaletone Grand Piano

We wouldn’t usually use the word “Epic” to describe a grand piano, but Robert Majkut’s Roland-powered digital grand piano, inspired by the beauty of the sea-faring mammals is truly deserving of the word.

Fail Whale T-Shirt

Fail Whale T-Shirt
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Twitter users should enjoy Ian Leino’s Fail Whale Pale Ale tee, based on the beloved Twitter icon. Get it while it’s hot at TeeFury today only; get pint glasses and can koozies at Ian’s shop.

Free Willy: Horror Remix

Free Willy: Horror Remix

If Free Willy went something like this horror version, we probably would have seen it when it came out. You gotta love it when Willy jumps out of the pool like that bull that jumped into a crowd.

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