If you live in Sydney, you’ll know that bucketloads of tourists go out of their way to get the perfect nature shot.

You know, a whale jumping out of the water, a kangaroo – anything! Well, imagine having the shot of a LIFETIME happen right next to you, and you MISSED IT.

That’s exactly what happened to a bunch of tourists in the northern beaches earlier in the week.

An adult humpback whale put on a spectacular show off the beach while a group of tourists were sitting in a boat, just metres away… the only problem? They were looking the WRONG way.

The gut-wrenching moment was captured by British photographer and whale watching “addict” John Goodridge, who told the Daily Telegraph the tourists were a mere five metres from the whale.

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“You can see the people on the boat looking the other way, they didn’t even see it breach,” he said.

“You can bet they heard it land though … that boat bobbed around like a cork.

“Those whales weigh about 40 tonnes, when they displace 40 tonnes of water it’s an incredible feeling.

“It’s very rare to shoot a whale that close to a boat which gives it some perspective.”

“Some people have asked me if there’s a trick of perspective with the image, but no, the whale was right next to the boat,” he said.

I don’t even know what to say, guys.

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Source: News.com.au

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