WE DON’T GIVE ANIMALS ENOUGH CREDIT; they really are remarkable creatures who shouldn’t be caged up, or used as cheesy attractions. What an amazing experience it must have been for Brad Nicholls and and his girlfriend Emily-Rose Curtis, who had taken a boat out in search of sea turtles off the shore of Australia’s Gold Coast, only to be joined by a female humpback whale and her baby. The couple took a risk by swimming with the mammals, but it seems like it was well worth it. I think it’s a perfect example of how humans and animals can coexist in their natural habitats, and that it’s more rewarding to see these animals happier in their original ecosystems.

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