Talk about bad timing for everyone

Unlike BP this is a real photo. A couple was following a whale off the South African coast when it breached and landed on their boat. The problem was probably due to the engine being off so the southern right whale did not notice the boat. The mast broke but everyone survived. They later saw the same whale as they motored back to land.

A couple on a whale-watching trip off Cape Town, South Africa, say they had a lucky escape when a 10m (33ft) specimen leapt on to their yacht.

The southern right whale, a species known for poor eyesight, snapped the mast before sliding back into the water, said Paloma Werner.

She and her partner had just seconds to take cover, she said. A nearby tourist caught the moment on camera.

“I still like whales,” Ms Werner told the BBC afterwards.

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