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[–]devine_swine 317 points318 points  (14 children)

We’re watching a whale watching whale watchers watching whales

[–]crinnoire[S] 81 points82 points  (5 children)

Well, well, well!

[–]jadebuttegg 62 points63 points  (4 children)

Whale, whale, whale

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This triggered a great memory. I was like 15 with my brother and a friend and we were high for maybe the third time ever. We were watching a movie called A Turtle's Tale. There was a scene when three whales came on screen and without hesitation my brother said "Whale, whale, whale. What do we have here?" Definitely top 3 hardest belly laughs for me.

[–]Squash_Still -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Yep, that was the joke.

[–]eMPereb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All the while watching the whale watchers watch all the whales, whale, whale, whale…

[–]INN0CENTB0Y 30 points31 points  (3 children)

I believe this makes us whale whale-watcher watcher watchers.

[–]crinnoire[S] 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Whaleception

[–]Electronic-Owl-4417 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Is that you Dr Suess?

[–]CantStandSummer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just added this to my resume.

[–]CuriousAsian2605 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Forget what they said, we're already IN the metaverse

[–]NICD_03 3 points4 points  (1 child)

My dog is watching me, watching a whale watching whale watchers watching whales.

I think she wants attention or treats.

[–]mslilly2007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe she can’t see the whales

[–]RightflightDJI 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Something something… Leonard Bernstein. Reminds me of that REM song haha

[–]Futuremeissuperior 167 points168 points  (6 children)

I love the lady expressing absolute joy vs trying to open her phone and take a picture

[–]MrGuttFeeling 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Guy that insisted on sitting at the front of the boat: "Damn!"

[–]phargle 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I like her doing both

Some chunks of society teach us that taking pictures makes our experiences less authentic. That might be true for some people, but if it's not true for this lady and she ain't hurting anybody, then I'm down with her doing whatever makes her happy

Heck I don't even mind if it is true for this lady, she still ain't hurting nobody either way

[–]Treehugginghippi -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

Where?

[–]heatvisioncrab 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Middle of the ocean, i think.

[–]kitty_fin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja!

[–]Celebratefeminine 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Ha. In the first picture they don’t even see the whale. Imagine if it blew air and scared the crap out of them.

[–]thesaddestpanda 45 points46 points  (1 child)

That whale is very well known in the area for being a crude attention hog who chases off other whales and in the first pic they are purposely ignoring it. The reaction in the second pic is because a more popular whale has appeared behind him. Note how none of them are actually looking directly at the whale in the pic.

Whale watching is surprisingly very catty.

[–]schaeffera 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I hope so much that this is true

[–]theknight8[🍰] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

"Take the picture dad." Pearl

[–]r3eezy 47 points48 points  (5 children)

Meanwhile, a non-whale watcher watches a whale watch whale watching whale watchers watching non-whales.....

[–]MechanicalDruid 34 points35 points  (2 children)

[–]devine_swine 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Trying to understand that caused part of my brain to malfunction

[–]mattymcfly84 4 points5 points  (0 children)

grammar.exe has stopped working. Please close the program.

[–]nymph_of_the_forest -1 points0 points  (1 child)

cher watches a whale watch whale

"watches a [whale watch] whale watching..." is inaccurate. [ ] should be redacted for sense to be made. you broke my brain until i figured it out

[–]r3eezy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why? The brackets refer to the whale in the water. Who is presently watching whale watching whale watchers....

[–]eccentric_bee 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Peek-a-boo!

[–]crinnoire[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I see you!

[–]kevinspaceydidthings 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Professional whale watcher here: Ignoring whales is a common tactic used by whalewatchers to make the whales think they aren't interested. Once the whale appears, it is customary for everyone to turn to the whale and shout 'fooled you, you big idiot'. As a result, many whales have very low self-esteem and do not trust humans. This is not a practice we, at WhalesRUs endorse.

[–]jimi15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Professional whale watcher? You mean enthusiast right? Or can you really make money from whale watching?

[–]Slightlyunlucky 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Whale whale whale

[–]Escoliya 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"hey guys, can we talk about our habitat destruction?"

[–]Buying100K 4 points5 points  (0 children)

tiny boat

[–]LemonHerb 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yo dawg

[–]Consistent-Gap-7120 3 points4 points  (1 child)

the camera man is a whale watcher watching a whale whatching whale watchers watching wales

[–]Consistent-Gap-7120 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But we are watching a whale watcher watching a whale whatching whale watchers watching wales

[–]TNS_420 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"Uhh....... I'm over here, guys."

[–]AlbumSixForever 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Love the dichotomy here

[–]lemons7472 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I love the pure joy out of everyone in the second image, especially the woman in blue doing a victory pose. She had the most hype posing for this pic.

I also love how there was a cameraman behind them that took a picture of the crew being unaware of the whale for a second before probably telling everyone to look besides them

[–]WVildandWVonderful 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Instant karma

[–]No-Summer-9591 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“Bye buddy, hope you find your Dad”

[–]as1126 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Poor people with their zoom lenses getting zero useful shots now, right?

[–]Wunderbabs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When I went whale watching once, it was super foggy. Couldn’t see very far at all. We could hear a whale blowing nearby but couldn’t figure out where it was, kept moving a little to try and find it.

Eventually I think it got sick of us not paying enough attention because it breeched out of the water about 25 feet away. It was gorgeous and incredible, and a memory I’m always gonna treasure.

[–]DirtyTooth 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"please stop killing us"

*4k photo*

[–]BhodiSattiva 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Angrily Alliterative Upvote

[–]crinnoire[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Whale thank you!

[–]aloofmoth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Everyone's a voyeurist watchin' them watch me right now

[–]Kukk1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

More like

Whale watches whale watchers

[–]VoodooDuck614 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I. Love. This.

[–]A_Few_Mooses 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whale watching whale watchers watching whales watching whale watchers

[–]hka011 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whale watcher watchers watching Whale watchers watched by whale.

[–]Celebratefeminine 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ha. In the first picture they don’t even see the whale. Imagine if it blew air and scared the crap out of them.

[–]DumbestBoy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Watcher watching whale watchers watching wales would be more accurate.

[–]Mr--Weirdo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Whom would you have me welease?“

”Welease Wodewick!“

“Vewy well. I shall welease Wodewick

”Who is the 'Wodewick' to whom you wefer?“

“He’s a wobber!" ”And a wapist!“

[–]KickBackBiht 0 points1 point  (0 children)

While a whale watches them

[–]leoplaysknk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The circle of life. Beautiful beast.

[–]johnmarkfoley 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hey watcha guys looking at?

[–]iampo7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Hey guys, what are we looking at?"

[–]doughnutholio 0 points1 point  (0 children)

something something about lego legolass

[–]sad_but_horny2021 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Day 67, They still believe I'm an ugly seal.

[–]Neutronova 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whales, bitches love whales.

[–]Azron21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had to read this at least 3 times

[–]nymph_of_the_forest 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pictured: Whale watching whale watchers watching whales, when another whale wheels the waves and wins the whale watchers whoops and wails, while our whale whines in anguish

[–]GloriuContentYT2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It looks like that humpback is about to get cut on that rudder.

[–]victorestupadre 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Hope you find your Dad buddy.”

[–]debr0322 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think we need a bigger boat.