Swimmer in Tonga has close encounter with humpback whales

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While swimming in the deep blue open sea off the coast of ʻEua, an island in Tonga, this couple encounters six adult humpback whales playing around. Each whale weighs more than twenty tons and is ten meters in length. As they approach at a respectful distance, they start singing and coming closer to them!

Kate Wilke is the content manager at 301brands, and she's the editor of, and the lifestyle editor at When she's not paddle boarding or skiing, she's informing someone about global warming (or cats) over a local double IPA. Follow her on Instagram — @kateewilke

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