Sydney bloke Will Rosner lives the life that you always say you’re going to one day, but instead you keep drinking three $4 lattes a day at your shitty office job you hate but are comfortable at.
He’s spent the last 18 months travelling round the South Pacific on a yacht.
Most recently, he’s been in Tonga (which, if your high school geography credit is failing you rn, is a Polynesian kingdom of a shitload of little islands in the Southern Pacific Ocean) and look, we’re not gonna lie and say we’re not jealous, because Rosner‘s Instagram account is looking DOPE AS HELL.
One photo in particular, however, is starting to spread like wildfire. Which is fair enough, because Rosner was photobombed by a motherfucking humpback whale.
The New South Welshman told Newscorp that he actually spent quite a bit of time ‘playing’ with the whale in the photo and its pod, saying they were all friendly and playful.
“I joined them two months ago in French Polynesia and have been sailing around the Cook Islands, Samoa and now Tonga.
As soon as we sailed into the passage in Vava’u in Tonga we were surrounded by humpbacks. I had been learning to free dive and jumped in when we thought it was safe.”
He says he and the rest of the crew on the boat spent “all day with almost a dozen whales, including a docile mother and her very playful calf”.
“The whale in the selfie photo was the most curious and played with us for 30 minutes. Splashing us with water. Staring me in the eye before it picked me out of the water with its tail.
It was like a playful dog showing off dance moves. I had no idea I had a good photo until the night when I looked through all the photos and videos.”
I never imagined just how curious a #whale could be. This #humpback swam with us, playing, diving, singing, dancing and splashing water on us for 30 mins. It stared me straight in the eye before it felt me with its tail and lifted me out of the water.
Oh… oh my god. Have you ever heard anything cuter than this? What the hell.
“At one point it literally picked me up out of the water with its tail. It was really up to how close it wanted to get and sometimes it got within touching distance.
It really put on a show for us and it was like it was dancing and playing with us.”
WHALE IS FRIEND.
This is too much – we’re gonna need a minute.
You can see more images of Will’s stupidly attractive vacay in the South Pacific via his Instagram account: instagram.com/will.rosner
Photo: Will Rosner / Instagram.