BBC TV host is very excited about this Blue Whale that just showed up

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“I can see it now! The largest ever known to have lived on our planet, larger than any of the dinosaurs, a creature we hunted so much that 99% of its numbers disappeared is right here, right now, live!”

Watch a very enthusiastic Steve Backshall, best known for outdoors/wilderness TV specials on BBC, react to the surprise appearance of a blue whale during a live shot.

It gets even more intense and fantastic when he realizes there's krill in the water. Wait for the part where he talks about the krill.

I love his excitement about nature.

[Thanks, Andrea James!]

Blue Whale size compared to that of a human. [Wikipedia]


Blue Whale size compared to that of a human. [Wikipedia]

 Blue Whale lifting its tail fluke. "Mike" Michael L. Baird.


Blue Whale lifting its tail fluke. "Mike" Michael L. Baird, via Wikipedia.

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  1. That's the guy from Deadly 60, he's awesome!

  2. Eksrae says:

    High points for having something interesting to say instead of just screaming, "Oh, wow -- look at that!" It's as if he was prepared for this moment no matter how long he'd have to wait.

  3. Huh. I totally thought they were bigger than that.

    Thanks, Walt!

  4. kpinsc says:

    My thought exactly. He could have rambled incoherently, but he had all his knowledge at the ready.

  5. Shuck says:

    Also: unlike in the movie, whales aren't hollow, FYI. Walt lied about that bit, too.

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