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VIDEO: Footage of couple’s hypnotic swim with three humpback whales

Synchronised swimming! Hypnotic underwater footage captures couple’s close encounter with a trio of humpback whales

  • David Edgar, 32, and his wife Alice, 33, were swimming in the tropical waters of the South Pacific off Tonga
  • Mr Edgar, an underwater photographer from Sydney, filmed his wife freediving with three humpback whales  
  • He said the conditions in the water were perfect for filming whales and they followed the trio for an hour or so

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A husband and wife have filmed their amazing encounter with a group of humpback whales in the tropical waters of the South Pacific.  

David Edgar, 32, and his wife Alice, 33, were diving in the beautiful crystal-clear waters off the islands of Tonga.

The couple were following a group of three humpback whales – a mother, her calf and a male escort.

These amazing images come from footage shot by Australian underwater videographer David Edgar of his wife Alice swimming with a humpback whale

According to Mr Edgar, the whales appeared to be dancing alongside his wife, Alice

According to Mr Edgar, the whales appeared to be dancing alongside his wife, Alice 

Three humpback whales, including a calf, its mother and a large male were swimming in the South Pacific off the coast of Tonga

Three humpback whales, including a calf, its mother and a large male were swimming in the South Pacific off the coast of Tonga

Amazingly, the curious calf came up and began investigating Alice.

Professional underwater photographer David was able to capture these gorgeous images and video that showed the ‘little’ humpback seemingly dancing with his wife.

David, from Sydney, Australia, said: ‘These photos were taken off the islands of Tonga, a small country in the South Pacific, where humpback whales gather each winter to mate and give birth.

‘It was one of those amazing days in the South Pacific where the water was perfectly flat and there was hardly a breath of wind. 

‘We followed a group of three humpback whales who were swimming slowly around a shallow reef for about an hour.

‘The video captures the moment where a young humpback calf swims toward Alice in a moment of mutual curiosity.

‘The whales are often as curious as us as we are of them, which can make for some really amazing moments underwater.’

Professional underwater photographer David was able to capture these gorgeous images and video that showed the 'little' humpback seemingly dancing with his wife

Professional underwater photographer David was able to capture these gorgeous images and video that showed the ‘little’ humpback seemingly dancing with his wife

He said: 'It was one of those amazing days in the South Pacific where the water was perfectly flat and there was hardly a breath of wind. We followed a group of three humpback whales who were swimming slowly around a shallow reef for about an hour'

He said: ‘It was one of those amazing days in the South Pacific where the water was perfectly flat and there was hardly a breath of wind. We followed a group of three humpback whales who were swimming slowly around a shallow reef for about an hour’

He added: ''The video captures the moment where a young humpback calf swims toward Alice in a moment of mutual curiosity'

He added: ”The video captures the moment where a young humpback calf swims toward Alice in a moment of mutual curiosity’

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