Those are two whales coming up from the water, just feet away from two divers off the coast of central California. The image is from a video, which has gone viral, taken on Saturday. YouTube.com hide caption

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Two Iberian lynxes at a nature reserve in northern Spain. (February 2006 file photo.) Victor Fraile /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A Sumatran tiger at the Sumatra Tiger Rescue Center near Bandar Lampung on the southern tip of Sumatra island Beawiharta /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The white-throated needletail, after it was found below the wind turbine it hit on an island off the northwest coast of Scotland. /Courtesy of David Campbell hide caption

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A visitor walks through the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial, in Berlin, Germany. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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In this Jan. 18 photo provided by the NYU Langone Medical Center, a technician examines mice to determine their health at the hospital's complex in New York. New York University/AP hide caption

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A Tale Of Mice And Medical Research, Wiped Out By A Superstorm

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An elephant at the Emmen, Netherlands, zoo stands at the edge of a ditch in 2009, a day after another elephant fell into the ditch and died. Olaf Kraak/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ronan, a 3-year-old female sea lion, has learned to keep a beat, something researchers previously thought was tied to vocal mimicry. Screengrab via YouTube hide caption

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A giant isopod in Japan has refused to eat for more than four years. This specimen was caught during a NOAA expedition in the Gulf of Mexico by Bob Carney of LSU. NOAA Ocean Explorer hide caption

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