Feb 8, 2012

Picture of the Day: Putting the Size of a Whale in Perspective

 

PUTTING THE SIZE OF A WHALE IN PERSPECTIVE

 

 

Everyone knows whales are huge. In fact, the Blue Whale is the largest known animal to have ever existed (source). Roughly the length of a basketball court, these majestic creatures are a sight to behold.

In this startling image, we see a kite surfer likely unaware that this colossal mammal is right below him. The comments on Reddit and a search on TinEye did not turn up anything, please update us in the comments below if you know who the photographer is, or have any more information on this incredible aerial shot.

*Update: As updated by the photographer (Michael Swaine @ AbovePhotography.com.au), this is an aerial capture of a humpback whale not a blue whale as initially reported.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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