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The Incredible Moment A Humpback Whale Stunned Tourists With A Spectacular Backflip

25/08/2015 15:58 BST | Updated 25/08/2015 17:59 BST

It’s not everyday you get to experience a breaching whale up so close.

This is the incredible moment a humpback whale stunned tourists by doing a backflip.

Flippin' Hell

Appearing out of nowhere the whale surprised everyone by emerging out of the water just a few feet away from the boat.

The clip was filmed in the Bay of Fundy stretching between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast, home to some the highest tides in the world.

Uploaded on to The Conservation Council of New Brunswick's Facebook page, the video was sent in by Sandy Seliga who says she was on vacation from Toronto at the time and had whale watching on her bucket list.

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The CCNB's (Conservation Council of New Brunswick) Facebook page goes on to mention “Whales are a majestic part of the Bay of Fundy ecosystem. But these brilliant creatures are under stress from tanker traffic in the bay, which is poised to get a lot busier and riskier for whales with TransCanada’s proposed Energy East Pipeline.”

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