A kayaker added an element of danger to the normally serene pastime of whale watching by paddling directly out into a pod of massive blue whales off the coast of California.

Yes, it was risky, but Rick Coleman got close enough to touch the gigantic sea creatures, which can grow up to 100 feet long and weigh a staggering 150 tons.  Fortunately for us, Coleman documented the entire thing on video.

[via Good Morning America and YouTube]