A mother humpback whale and her calf attracted lots of attention by breaching multiple times recently off Cabo San Lucas, near the famous arch at Baja California's tip.
While this is not major news, kayak angler Dave Maynard provided a unique perspective in the footage he uploaded Tuesday. In the video he paddles closer and closer to the breaching cetaceans, ultimately deciding that about 40 yards is close enough.
Some are sure to consider this to be too close for safety's sake, and many might regard the proximity of Maynard and the bigger boats simply to be too close to the breaching whales. But there are some spectacular closeups in the footage.
For the sake of brevity, I've started Maynard's video (posted above) at the 1-minute mark because that's when he begins to get close to the whales. Those who want to watch the entire version (3:15) can click here.
"Was that cool, or what?" Maynard says afterward, as the camera pans toward Land's End to show how close to the peninsula this impressive event occurred.
Maynard is host of Fish the Baja.