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Irish Military Pilot Drops Everything To Film These Jumping Whales

A pilot with the Irish Air Corps was conducting operations 200 miles of the coast of Ireland when, quite unexpectedly, his mission changed from routine military business to something a bit more exciting -- filming these jumping fin whales!

It's something that almost never happens at all, let alone in front of the camera. But in a stroke of luck, Cpl Aidan Murphy was able to capture on film one of the rarest and remarkable spectacles in the natural world on a maritime patrol today -- a massive fin whale leaping from the water, and in majestic missile-like form three times!