Some kayakers had a too-close-for-comfort encounter with a humpback whale.
To add this in context, this is bigger than most New York apartments.
This world and the animals that inhabit it are awesome. And I mean "awesome" in the classic sense of the word: to fill with some awe. Nature is magnificent. It is mysterious. And it's best observed from somewhat of a distance.
Well, to illustrate my point, this video is an example of being maybe a tad too close to nature:
Here's a good rule of thumb: If you can say, "Wow, look at that beautiful humpback whale over there," you're at just the right distance from which to view nature.
On the other hand, If you're more likely to say, "Oh, my god, I'm going to be killed by the beautiful humpback whale! Please tell my family that I love them very much, and if you have time, clear my browser history," you might want to think about backing up.
(by Dennis DiClaudio)