VIDEO: Close encounter

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Just how close do you want to get to Mother Nature, especially when she is in the form of a humpback whale?

These Norwegian kayakers got a little too close for comfort, as you can tell from their yips and yelps and the spray flying from the breaching whale.

Click play to watch the close call.

Apparently all of the kayaks remained upright, and the paddlers and whales were no worse off for the encounter.