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Humpback whale breach caught on camera


(ABC) -- Tourists on a whale-watching tour off the coast of Nova Scotia got their money’s worth when a whale put on a show, doing a series of what look like backflips right by their boat.

Penny Graham was leading the tour on Friday out of Brier Island, Nova Scotia, when she captured a photo of the whale in action, a sight she said she has not seen in over 30 years of whale watching.

“It's a moment I'll never forget," Graham told CBC’s “Maritime Noon.”

Graham, the operator of Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours, said her tour boat was just about to turn around when they heard a bang in front of them and then saw the breaching whale.

"Now, what a show that whale was putting on. It was just non-stop," said Graham, who estimated the whale breached about 30 times.

"I'm not a scientist, but I honestly believe that whale was having just as good of a time as we were," Graham told the CBC.

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