VIDEO: Up close with a Humpback Whale

Swimming with Humpback whales (Seven Network/CNN)

(WTNH) — Two swimmers in the ocean near Brisbane, Australia, had a whale of a close encounter when two humpbacks suddenly appeared.

According to Seven Network in Australia, Brad Nichols and Emmy-Rose Curtis were swimming when a mother and her calf came nearby. The whales spent more than an hour with the two, occasionally taking a deep dive before returning to the surface.

At one point Curtis tried to communicate with the whales by slapping her arm on the surface. One whale appeared to do the same.

“That’s how they talk,” Curtis said. ” I mean, you can’t talk to them by a communication they can’t use, so we figured we might as well use our pec fins.”

And with an opportunity like this, who could resist getting a picture with their new friends.

“Having it that close, I wasn’t going to let that opportunity pass by, especially with it being all around us like they were,” Nichols said.

The two said they never felt threatened by the Humpback whales.

Swimming with Humpback whales (Seven Network/CNN)
Swimming with Humpback whales (Seven Network/CNN)

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