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Too close? Kayakers Paddle with Humpback Whale

The rare encounter occurred off the coast of Grotfjord, Norway

A group of Norwegian kayakers had a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a humpback whale while paddling off the coast of Grotfjord, Norway, CNN reports.

In the video, the kayakers yell to each other as the whale passes under their boats in the first clip. In the second clip, the whale comes close to knocking one of the paddlers into the cold North Atlantic waters.

According to the CNN broadcast, the kayakers had camped on land the night before and heard whales in the distance, but never thought they would see one so close. 

Via Gadling.

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