yeah that doesnt look very deep judging by the colour . whale too big to be in there , i'd say fake .
For sure it could be fake, but I've seen a full grown humpback in 25 feet of water.
A few years ago paddle surfing in the OBX a humpback was working the shoals of fish down the shallows with the sweep into the groins where they would bunch up and he/she could get a decent mouthfull. Ive posted the shot on here before and am eternally gratefull to a friend Allison who cought so much of it with her lense. The whole episode lasted about 45 min with the whale doing at least 4 passes. We stopped surfing and just sat out the back watching for it and it would surface every 3-5 min. When it turned around not more than 30m from us the water roiled like a moving river. When the bait ball pushed right through us and little silver fish started flipping and flopping around on the surface between the three of us, it sent chills up the spine! That whale was pretty close and Im sure got a good sonar view or our dangly legs. One of the greatest nature encounters of my life.