Watch: Ever wonder where rainbows come from? Apparently from a whale!

Humpback Whale

So whales don’t actually make rainbows but one man recently filmed a Humpback Whale spouting his old oxygen and a rainbow formed a second later.


Obviously, we know that whales don’t actually make rainbows. We just couldn’t help ourselves when we saw the beautiful footage of a Humpback Whale spouting out a rainbow.

According to Wikipedia: A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured circular arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun.

And that is exactly what Domenic Biagini expereinced when he filmed the Humpback break the surface of the water and spout out its old oxygen. This spouting action is one of the easiest ways to spot a whale from the shoreline, unless they breach the water, which Humpbacks are known to do.

The Tweet was shared by Ulrich Janse van Vuuren, a well-loved South African humanitarian. His following began commenting on the video, sharing facts about Humpback Whales they found interesting. For example, did you know the Humpback Whale can weigh as much as 10 adult elephants?

Sources: Twitter
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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