This swimmer caught a whale breach on video and lived to tell the tale

There are moments in life that truly take your breath away.

This is certainly one of them.

In a recent Facebook post, Beau Pilgrim shares a video of the moment a humpback whale breached the ocean just feet from where he was filming.

The incredible footage was captured near Tonga.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, humpback whales can weigh up to 40 tons and get up to 60 feet long.

In other words, you don't want to be underneath these creatures when they jump out of the ocean.

Would you ever go swimming with humpback whales? Share your answers on our Facebook page or our Twitter feed using #BeOn12.

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