A rare sight was caught on camera by a group of tourists, when a whale gave birth to a tiny new calf.
At first you see water tinged with what looks like blood, then see the dorsal fin of the tiny calf bouncing up and down out of the water, with the protective mother closely hovering nearby.
According to reports, the mom and newborn calf are known as False Killer Whales, and are actually from the dolphin family. The pair were spotted by tourists on Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari of the coast of Dana Point, California.
False killer whales are not commonly found off the coast of Southern California, so the sighting truly is a once-in-a-lifetime event.
“In over 20 years on the water, I have never seen anything like that,” Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari said in a statement.
See the incredible moment in the video clip below.