This Exhilarating Video of a Rare “Triple Whale Breach” Is a Real Nice Break from Everything

52 seconds of magic.

These days, I’m finding it more and more useful to be reminded of the almighty power of the non-human occupants of the planet. The humans are exhausting. The non-humans are awe-inspiring. Take these three magnificent ocean dwellers for example—humpback whales caught on camera last month by Edmond Giroux aboard a whale cruise off of Nova Scotia:

Just days after that video was posted, another triple-breach was filmed by Stephanie Boswell on a whale-watching tour outside Provincetown, Massachusetts. Incredible:

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