Amazing synchronization.. Alaska video documenting whale fish magically exiting the water

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN)–One day in August, American Emily Johansen was busy packing her bags, as she was preparing to return to Utah after spending time in Alaska. But friends persuaded her to take one last boat ride before leaving, and it resulted in a stunning clip that astounded millions of people online. (Watch the video above)

The video, which Johanssen documented about two hours away by boat from Juneau, shows a large group of humpback whales feeding together.

The group immediately stopped the boat’s engine to avoid disturbing the whale fish while they were watching.

To the cheers of the group at the sight of the whale fish, they were excited when these creatures emerged from the water together in amazing synchronicity.

“We don’t always stop to see whale fish because we see them all the time,” Johanssen told CNN in Arabic. “But I’ve never seen a group of humpback whales this big.”

The group appeared to include at least 15 to 20 whale fish, according to Johansen, who worked as a glacier guide in Alaska while she was at university.

“Watching them all coming out of the water was one of the most exciting moments of my life,” said the American. “My hands trembled uncontrollably for 30 minutes after that.”

The American posted the video on her Instagram account at the end of August, and so far, the clip has garnered more than 4 million views.

Although the video received many positive reactions online, Johanssen noted that some were angry at the group’s close proximity to the whale fish.

“I don’t blame them, their intentions are good,” Johanssen explained. “Maybe they couldn’t notice that the boat’s engine was turned off, and that it was the whale fish that approached us, not the other way around.”

Many boats are chasing these whale fish, wanting to get as close to them as possible.

Johansson is grateful to have been able to document this video thanks to her friends who encouraged her to take the trip on the boat, noting that she almost didn’t go because she was busy preparing for her trip for the next day.

“The lesson is that there will always be enough time to pack, even if it means doing it at 2am,” Johansson said.

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