Australia photographer Beau Pilgrim nearly got crushed by 40 tons of whale meat, but it was all worth it for this spectacular footage of a mighty humpback breaching. From just a few meters away, Pilgrim catches the great fish swimming up toward the surface, leaping into the air, making a full 180, and crashing back below the waves. It's nuts.

Big thanks to Beau Pilgrim for being certifiably insane. If he weren't, we never would have seen this.