It was, in a word, breathtaking. And best of all, the entire thing caught on film.
While exploring the waters off the island of Tonga, in the southern Pacific, Beau Pilgrim and his friends had a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with one of the largest animals on Earth. As a camera rolled, a 40-ton humpback whale emerged from the ocean's depths with tremendous speed.
Moments later, the massive animal burst from the water just meters away - an incredible show of power rarely seen from start to finish.