Cameras were rolling Sunday afternoon when what appears to be a humpback whale breached off the coast of Milford on Long Island Sound.
Milford resident Mark Tutino captured the chance encounter and shared the footage with NBC Connecticut.
Experts from Mystic Aquarium said although it's unusual to see a humpback whale in the area, Long Island Sound is part of the whales' natural territory.
"Mystic Aquarium shares in the excitement of seeing such a beautiful creature. Of course, as with any marine mammal, we caution people to view their majesty at a distance for the safety of both the human and the whale," aquarium officials said in a news release Monday.