Adorable Moment Whale Plays Peek-A-Boo With Little Girl
Cameras caught the amazing moment a huge whale plays a game of peek-a-boo with his little girl.
Incredible footage, caught on board a whale watching boat in Patagonia, Argentina, earlier this month, shows the adorable interaction between the whale and six-month-old Azul.
In the clip, little Azul can be heard giggling and cooing with surprise as the huge whale plunges in and out the water right in front of her.
Dad Alberto Alcantara, who works for the whale watching company Yellow Submarine, and had brought little Azul onto the boat for a special staff day and the little girl got to see first-hand what her dad does at work each dad - coming face to face with the whale, who seemed to be enjoying the interaction just as much as the humans.
Yellow Submarine owner Julitte Decré told the Daily Mail it isn't unusual for whales to spot babies on boats and make a beeline. How cute is that?
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She told the news outlet: "With a baby so little it's not so common to have them on the boat, but we are in summertime and it was a very sunny day.
"It was one of the last whales in the gulf that day, it's where they have their babies every year, and this is the end of whale watch season.
"It was kind of good luck perhaps from the whale to us to say goodbye for the season to this baby.
"Whales we find do have a special connection with babies, we also have a submarine for whale watching and every time we have babies on board the whales are coming more at the windows of the submarine.
"We think that they have a special bond, perhaps to the sounds the baby makes and certain frequencies. So, when we have a baby crying on board, I always say let it cry because the whales will come.
"From a scientific point of view - although I am not scientist - we cannot say why the whales are attracted to the noise of the baby, but it is a wonderful thing."
You can say that again.
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