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Local whale watcher catches the breach of his life

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Being in the right place at the right time paid off for one local whale watcher who captured some spectacular photos of a humpback breaching off Point Loma.

Rancho Penasquitos nature photographer Mike Johnson captured the stunning images Sunday afternoon.

The adult humpback put on quite a show for both Johnson and passengers on a nearby whale watching boat.

"No matter how times you see something like this it's still no less amazing the force when the animal hits the water is a concussion that you can feel even from a distance,"he said.

Johnson wants to point out the boat he was on complied with state law and stopped once it got within 100 yards of the whale.

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