Cimeron Morrissey was watching a huge raft of sea lions while kayaking in Monterey Bay, California, when a big humpback whale swam right under her kayak and nearly took her out with his enormous tail.
Jason Strickland of the Denbigh Bird Club and kayaker Amy Angelopoulos rescued an osprey from the grips of a clam in Pleasure House Point Natural Area in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The clam grabbed onto the osprey’s foot and was pulling him down. After the humans freed him, the bird stayed around for a minute to dry off and then flew away. Adam Bollinger caught the rescue on video:
Adam Fisk hooked an 11-foot hammerhead shark while fishing in his kayak off the coast of Florida. The shark dragged him out to sea and towed him for two hours before he finally cut the line. He filmed parts of his adventure with a GoPro camera, and at 4:27 you can even see a shot of the second hammerhead who was following his kayak!
A baby deer follows a kayaker over a waterfall and a subsequent rapid. According to the video’s uploader – the fawn ended up being just fine.
Ben Marr kayaks down a drainage ditch called the Lions Bay Slide at 34mph.
Kayak angler Isaac Brumaghim was fishing off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, when he had a close encounter with ‘Chompy the Shark’.
A group of kayakers has an extremely close encounter with humpback whales in Grotfjord, Norway.
A very close encounter with a humpback whale at Port San Luis, Avila Beach, California. You can tell by the screaming.
A man encounters a sea lion while kayaking off the coast of Sonoma in Northern California…
An alligator attacked a Florida man kayaking on Triplet Lake in Casselberry. Thomas Swiader said he was fishing when an alligator rammed his kayak and hit him in the arm, knocking his girlfriend’s dog, a small Yorkie named Buffy, into the water.