Kayakers in Argentina filmed breathtaking encounter with whale

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Although many Argentinians are still feeling the sting of their team's World Cup loss to Germany, two local kayakers documented a thrilling experience off the coast of Puerto Madryn that's bound to lift anyone's spirits. Their video, posted to YouTube and quickly savored by Reddit, shows how a leisurely paddle off the shores of the Argentine Patagonia can turn into a breathtaking trek on the high seas — courtesy of two whales.

Spotting two whales in the distance, the kayaking duo (a girl paddling while a guy behind her mans the camera) paddles slowly toward the massive mammals. When they get close enough to touch the whales, they drift for a moment before one of the whales swims underneath and lifts the kayak into midair. After a few thrilling but no doubt apprehensive moments, the whale descends below sea level to allow the pair to return to their paddling.

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