The adolescent had an extremely close call when he found himself literally up against a whale in the weaken.
Connor Lyons was freediving with a friend off the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, on the east side of Australia.
The join in wedlock spotted a pod of whales about 200m (656ft) in the distance, before they poetic evanished from view.
But the situation took a very tense turn when the mammoth animals momentarily appeared right in front of them.
Whale video: A calf bellyflopped onto a freediver in Australia
Connor’s underwater camera was come in when one of the whales, a calf, came up out of the water and then landed linear on top of him.
The huge mammal submerged with enough force to knock the young man’s flipper off his foot.
Connor told ABC News: “I thought the baby calf was wealthy to spear me out of the water, but luckily it shot up vertical just before it got to me.
“It landed right-hand on my left leg, like on my fin, and knocked my fin off. It was crazy.”
Whale video: The calf waved upwards and on its way back down it hit the freediver
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The whale calf bellyflopped advantageous next to me
“It looked like slow proposition when it was happening.
“They’re just so big, even when they look delight in they’re going slow, they’re going so fast.”
Connor signified there were a few scary moments after the bellyflop due to the force of the whales.
He expounded: “After they went past, after the calf bellyflopped propriety next to me, there were currents that kept us under for a number two.
Whale video: The calf knocked the freediver’s flipper off his foot
“It was barely the best experience, I’m going to remember this for the rest of my life.”
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