Humpback puts on whale of a show off Australia

Humpback whales are among the more active and gregarious of large cetaceans, and that became evident Monday to witnesses aboard boats off Queensland, Australia.

They were fortunate enough to experience a close encounter of a lifetime. As you can see in the video, these great leviathans, which can weigh up to 40 tons, are capable of explosive leaps, or breaches, and can displace a lot of water.