Skip To Content

    This Gigantic Whale's Gigantic Mouth Got REALLY Uncomfortably Close To A Boat

    Reminder: whales are REALLY BIG.

    It's hard to fully appreciate just how genuinely, butt-puckeringly massive whales are until one's close enough to swallow you whole.

    Just like this.

    The incredible footage was recorded by Eric Mouellic, a French tourist who was on a whale watching trip near Tadoussac, Quebec.

    He posted two videos of the encounter on YouTube, which also capture the frightened/delighted shrieks of his fellow passengers.

    View this video on YouTube

    youtube.com

    He told CBC News that getting that close to the finback whale — the second-largest whale in the world — "was, in fact, magic."

    View this video on YouTube

    youtube.com

    The whale, which was just grabbing a snack, was also polite enough not to disturb the tourists. Despite the very close encounter, it didn't touch the boat at all before swimming away underneath.

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form