Swimming with Humpbacks

I’m headed off to South Africa in a couple of hours, but before I go I wanted to post some video of my swimming encounter with a mother humpback whale and her calf in the Silver Bank off the Dominican Republic.  On my upcoming National Geographic Weekend radio show we talk about protecting humpback whales and also about one of the few places where you can get in the water with these giant marine mammals.

I didn’t have time to put narration or music with the video before my trip today but I wanted to get some shots up so you can experience what it’s like being in the water with these 40 ton creatures.  Enjoy.