Why A BBC Reporter's Blue Whale Sighting Was So Rare
One BBC reporter lost his composure during a live interview when he learned a rare blue whale, the world's biggest animal, was lurking near his boat.By Lexie Hammesfahr | September 1, 2015
You know that feeling when you see something shocking mid-conversation and totally lose your cool? Well that's what this BBC reporter did when he saw a blue whale during a live TV interview.
"Oh, stop. I'm so sorry. I've just heard — this is incredible — I've heard word that we have on our helicopter a blue whale," BBC reporter Steve Backshall said.
If you're unfamiliar with whales, you might be thinking, "OK, but people see whales all the time." And that's true, but this is a blue whale, which is the largest animal to ever live on Earth. (Video via National Geographic)