When you first look at this mesmerizing gif of a humpback whale, it might seem a slightly disorienting. The water's edge, which you'd normally expect at the top of the frame, sits at the bottom. It makes the mammal appear as if it's weightless, and that gravity doesn't apply to this special creature. But stare at the gif long enough, and you'll notice that the entire thing is simply upside down. The small change makes a world of difference.
This momentary confusion was posted by Reddit user TheNoodlyMessiah on the subbreddit called woahdude. Never heard of it? People post breathtaking images and videos that'll make you scratch your head and maybe even utter, “woah.” This graceful whale is no exception, and it reminds us that skewing something (even just a little bit) can offer a new, fantastic point of view.