If you’ve had the experience of spotting a whale out in the ocean waters, you quickly realize that you were treated to one of nature’s most breathtaking sights.
The whale’s massive body leaves us in awe.
The creature boasts a mysterious serenity combined with power and strength that leave us captivated, feeling very small in this great big world.
Every year, whale watchers gather along some of the most famous migration paths in the seas, hoping to catch a glimpse of a whale or two.
A group of boaters were treated to an especially amazing treat when they witnessed a rare albino whale rise to the surface.
The only known albino humpback whale on the planet ? pic.twitter.com/YkCjuWvy7j
— Nature is Amazing ? (@AMAZlNGNATURE) September 18, 2018
The enormous humpback looks almost like a white airplane gliding under the ocean’s surface, coming up for a breath of fresh air.
As the whale dives back down, viewers are able to spot the tell-tale hump on the its back before his large, all-white tail dips back into the water.
While it’s impossible to confirm from a 15-second video clip, many viewers believe the whale was the famous albino humpback named Migaloo.
He is truly a beauty❤️❤️hope nothing happens to him pic.twitter.com/3FthFYCWTv
— Big Cats (@big_catsf) September 18, 2018
Migaloo is widely believed to be the most famous humpback whale in the world because of his lack of pigmentation.
Scientists have spotted other white whales along the Australian coast, though none seem to be 100 percent albino, according to the Pacific Whale Foundation.
Pacific Whale Foundation researchers “have observed whales that are over 90 percent white off east Australia, and in 2011 observed a newborn nearly all white male calf in the Whitsundays,” the foundation wrote on Migaloo’s website.
“This whale was named Chalkie and some have called him Migaloo Junior, however, is not known to be the offspring of Migaloo – they may or may not be related.”
Whether or not the whale was Migaloo himself, viewers agree on one thing: seeing the rare white whale is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience.
‘Now that is truly a privilege,” one Twitter user wrote. “Beautiful, just beautiful.”
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