An expat captured this unbelievable moment a 45-ton whale jumped out of the water just a half mile from Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach.
Snapper John Goodridge could not believe his luck when he caught the huge humpback whale breaching directly in front of the famous sands on camera.
And John, 53, who is originally from Yorkshire, said tourists and surfers relaxing on Bondi – which is currently hosting a winter Wonderland festival – were also amazed by the sight.
John said: “Bondi is one of the most iconic sights in Sydney and it is one of the places people always want to see whales jumping in front of so these whale watchers were very lucky and there were the normal whoops and hollers when it jumped. It made the tourists’ day.
Humpback whales – who measure 15 metres long on average and weigh 45 tonnes – are currently passing past Sydney as they make their annual northern migration from Antarctica to warmer waters near northern Queensland, Fiji and Tonga to give birth.