Close encounter of the gigantic kind: Kayaker meets humpback

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by KHOU.com staff & CBS News

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Posted on August 26, 2013 at 12:20 PM

MONTEREY BAY -- A couple of kayakers in California have a big new friend – a 40-foot whale to be exact. They shared a story that is hard to believe. Thankfully, a photo confirms it all!

An 80,000-pound Humpback whale swam right next to one of the kayakers in Monterey Bay while her shocked friend captured the moment.
“When I took the photo I was really scared, well, I didn’t know what was going to happen to Karen. When I got back to land, I realized that was probably the best photo I’ve ever seen,” the kayaker said.
Experts say the whales are just out looking for lunch; particularly the anchovies in Monterey Bay’s submarine canyon.

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