As much as we acknowledge and appreciate the wealth of life that lives beneath the ocean’s surface, we generally like to experience it on our own terms. When Scottish kayaker Ewan Campbell set out on a day mission to surf the waves of Lora Falls in Scotland, a meet-up with a slippery semi-aquatic friend was certainly not on his agenda.
The heart-stopping video shows the moment a seal suddenly flips out of the water and over top of his kayak. Campbell, clearly rattled, exclaims and struggles to stay upright. The seal, weighing in the region of 60-80 lbs, casually re-enters the water–unharmed–and resumes business as usual.
Campbell was on a solo mission that day and was the only witness of this wild, unusual event. For us as viewers, we are equally grateful that Campbell and the seal were both unharmed, as we are that he was wearing a GoPro to film the encounter.
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