Incredible, Must Watch YouTube Video of Friendly Whales

by on November 30, 2012

in Entertainment

Incredible YouTube video of animal/human interaction.

First let me say that when people dismiss dogs, cats or other creatures as just animals, it pi**** me off.  After having different pets in my life, I find it hard to believe they don’t have some form of intelligence.

Animals may be different and don’t have opposing thumbs but they’re not dumb.  My grandmother had a cat that walked from Rhode Island to the house in Maine to hang with us.  My dog knew when it was a weekday, versus a weekend. (RIP girl! She passed a few weeks ago.) I had a cat that was so smart, it freaked even me out.

After having seen things, well, like I said, some folks just don’t understand.

And below is an incredible video from YouTube that just awe-inspired me.  There’s a girl and her father in a canoe “off of Fraser Island” and they have an encounter with two whales that is just amazing to watch.  It’s beautiful actually.

And the reason I started off this piece talking about how animals are just not animals is the fact that these whales, for all their tonnage, barely disturb the water as they float around and under the boat.  They’re as gentle as can be, as if they know how fragile humans can be

Watch this amazing YouTube Whale Video.

(There’s a little bit of language because the daughter is a bit nervous.  I’m not sure what I’d be.  Sitting here on the couch, I’d like to think I’d get in the water with them.  But then again, the last time I was snorkeling and saw a huge whale tail fifty feet under me plowing through the kelp bed, I sort of made like a power boat for the shore. So I get her excitement!)

Just awesome:

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Peter Cawdron December 2, 2012 at 12:21 am

Hah… four hours away, and I’ve never been there… it’s a world heritage site. They’ve avoided commercialization, so it’s hiking, 4×4 driving and camping. We’ll get there one day, but you’ve really got to be well prepared.

Bruce Simmons December 1, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I’m so jealous Peter…

Bruce Simmons December 1, 2012 at 11:33 pm

LOL… I saw that too and got a kick out of how quick she would go from panicky to “ooh, what’s that?”

Peter Cawdron December 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

BTW, Fraser Island is about 4hrs drive from here

Peter Cawdron December 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I love how she’s freaking out, hyperventilating, and then goes, “Oh, sucker fish…” and distracts herself in to calming down and enjoying the experience. It certainly would have been unnerving, but the whales knew what they were doing, even if she didn’t 🙂

Peter Cawdron December 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm

You’re absolutely right… there’s no doubt about the intelligence of animals, only convenient denial of that fact. It does tend to be variable, depending on species, but whales are right up there, hence the justifiable ban on whaling

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