Here's your daily moment of cetacean bliss. In the gray whale breeding grounds of Mexico's San Ignacio Lagoon, humans are not permitted to approach gray whales, but these 50-foot-long oceanic beasts will go out of their way to observe humans. Explains One World Ocean, "Whale watching here is highly regulated [...] rather than closely approaching the whales, they must idle their engine and wait for the whales to approach the vessel, which is a common occurrence."

In this amazing clip, a mother gray whale lifts her calf up to investigate the humans, who promptly go bonkers. And should this video pique your interest, here's some more fun with cetacean lifting.

[Via MeFi]