Photographer Eric Smith was photographing a whale migration last year when he captured this humorous photo showing a sneaky whale popping up right next to a group of unsuspecting whale watchers.
The photo shows boaters holding their cameras and looking to the right of the boat as the huge creature looms out of the water.
They finally got a glimpse of the whale before it plunged back into the water.
Speaking about the experience, the 49-year-old photographer said he took the snaps from another boat that was a dozen feet away.
“On a whale watching voyage, it is easy to get complacent because there is a lot of waiting. It seems like the moment you let your guard down a spectacular breach occurs,” he added.