Biologists were treated to a stunning sight on Sunday as one of the world's rarest animals - an albino humpback whale - made a magical appearance off the coast of New Zealand.
Researcher John Gibbs was aboard a survey vessel along with other members of the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) when he spotted two whales cresting the water in the distance. It didn't take long before he realized that one of the massive animals was a bit different from most members of his species.
"I thought, wow that whale is white, that is amazing!" Gibbs said in a release.