A boat load of whale watchers missed a humpback's spectacular show because they were looking in another direction as the huge animal launched itself out of the water.
"Everyone on that boat is looking the wrong way, hehe," read a Facebook post by Australian tour operator Whale Watch Sydney.
Not everybody was caught off guard, however. An alert photographer on a nearby vessel managed to capture the moment on camera Tuesday.
Whales migrate north up to Australia's eastern coast between April and August.