Video Of Whale Slapping Girl Is Why We'll Stick To Watching From Afar

Posted: Updated:
Print Article

A group of girls were whale watching off the coast of Mexico in Baja California last weekend when a nearby whale got a little too close for comfort, slapping one of them in the back of the head with its tail.

The incident was caught on camera and later uploaded to YouTube by user Jordyn Rivet, who added that the girl identified as Chelsea Crawford from Nova Scotia, by New York Daily News, was fine.

"We went whale watching on the Baja this weekend, for an excursion as a part of the Live Different Academy program... and unfortunately, Chelsea got smacked in the head by a whale's tail. Luckily, she was fine and we got it on video! " the video's description reads.

Baja California has a reputation as one of the world's premier spots for whale watching. The peninsula's 1,300 km area is home to grey, humpback and giant blue whales, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Live Different describes itself as a Canadian charity and offers four-month developmental stints where middle school and high school students can volunteer in humanitarian relief projects to those living in extreme poverty. According to its site, volunteers participate in "building homes, distributing supplies, providing food, mobile medical clinics and working with children at risk."

We're guessing the "getting slapped in the head by a whale" bit wasn't included in the itinerary.

Related on HuffPost:

Blue Whale Encounters in the Sea of Cortez
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Whale Slaps Girl (Video) - Daily Picks and Flicks

Whale's tail slaps girl in face - News - Ninemsn

Video shows the crazy moment a girl gets slapped in the ... - Daily Mail

Canadian Woman Gets Slapped In Face By Whale's Tail Off ...

WATCH: Canadian woman gets slapped in face by whale's tail ...

Video: Girls hit in face by whale tail on boat tour in Baja California ...

Nanadownload – Everything for the life, Everyday tips – Humor

WATCH: Canadian woman gets slapped in face by whale's tail off Mexican coast