A blue whale has been sighted in Skjalfandi Bay, Iceland where it swam close to a boat carrying Belgian tourists.
The blue whale is the biggest animal on earth.
It is unusual for a blue whale to be spotted this at this time of year as they are normally seen during the summer months.
In Skjalfandi Bay, Iceland, a blue whale has been sighted by a group of 50 Belgian tourists on board the whale-watch boat "Knorrinn".
As the whale swam close to the boat the passengers could be heard gasping at the sight.
The blue whale is the biggest animal on earth and can measure up to 30 metres in length.
The whale spotted by the tourists was more than 20 metres long and weighed about 100 tonnes.
The blue whale can normally be seen off the Icelandic coast during the summer months, but this one appears to have come early.
"It's really just waiting and looking. There's 50 people on the boat, and just looking all around trying to see something, and most of the time you see birds, and then all of a sudden you see this water coming out by the whale, and it's - you can hear all the people yelling at that point in time. It's quite an experience."
SUPER CAPTION: Dirk Brunell, bank manager and tourist
After giving the thrilled tourists a few splashes the whale then flipped it's tail and disappeared from sight.