Video: Whale Lifts Calf From the Water

October 19, 2017 Updated: October 19, 2017

An incredible video shows the moment a mother gray whale lifts her calf from the water.

The whales were seen in the San Ignacio Lagoon, and they often approach tourist boats. According to One World One Ocean, which uploaded the clip, the whales seek “human interaction.”

“While they could easily avoid the people, whose small boats are not allowed to closely approach whales, they actually seem to enjoy making contact,” it states.

The San Ignacio Lagoon is located on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, and it serves as a destination for hundreds of gray whales who head there from the Arctic Ocean each year.

“Here, where the water is shallow and warm, they give birth to their young,” One World says.