Snorkeler captures amazing footage of humpback whale breaching just feet away

Brian Koerber
Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fstory%2fthumbnail%2f23765%2fwhale-breach-video

A photographer on a dive off of the coast of Tonga captured an incredible moment with a humpback whale.

Australian photographer Beau Pilgrim was on a group snorkeling tour when he managed to capture a humpback whale breaching the water's surface just a few feet away. Pilgrim also captured the lead up to the whale's impressive display, giving the viewer a glimpse into the power and speed it takes for a large humpback whale to breach the water's surface. 

"It was the most surreal and incredible experience last week in Tonga," Pilgrim wrote on Facebook. "Such an amazing adrenaline rush!"

Bonus: All the humans in Stranger Things, replaced by hamsters