Pictures: 40-Ton Whale Crushes Sailing Yacht
While enjoying a luxurious cruise off Cape Town, South Africa, a couple suddenly experienced what few have: the decision by a massive right whale to join them. Literally.
“While taking some pictures we decided to had back when a southern right whale, between 11 and 14 m long, breach about 100 meters away from us and then suddenly breach about 10 meters from us and then on us,” the couple wrote on a Facebook page. “We where sailing had no engine of so we could not even take any action. Scary!”
The couple, Ralph Mothes and Paloma Werner, said that their 32-foot vessel managed to get through the crazy encounter fairly well; suffering no structural damage.
The whale apparently swam off — eager to report to his masters that the time to uprise and strike against the humans is nigh.