Top travel videos: hungry whales, awkward naps

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Sit back, relax and enjoy our selection of great travel videos from the week. VIEW

While travel is wonderful, there is always lots of scope for awkwardness - getting lost in translation and being in cramped close quarters with strangers, being two of the most common.

In the first video, watch one of these awkward travel moments unfold in a hilarious manner as YouTube user Steve Cullum films himself gently but unsuccessfully attempting to move his very drowsy neighbour from his lap during a flight across the US. Ever experienced something similar? Tell us in the comment section!

In the second spot there are a few tense moments as divers at Souza Rock on the central California coast, have a close encounter with two feeding humpback whales. Humpbacks are, of course, balleen whales, which means that the divers are in no real danger of being eaten, however their close proximity to the large, gaping jaws makes for some nail-biting moments. As the camera man says: "You're going to have to do more to clean that wetsuit."

Thirdly, a bit of airport fun courtesy of DouweEgberts. It is not every day that a brand-activation campaign actually attempts to make you yawn, but in this little stint at OR Tambo, the coffee brand rewarded tired passengers with their morning caffeine fix... and all it took was a yawn.Take a look.

Finally, watch this intense footage of an impala escaping a pack of hungry wild dogs by swimming across a river... only to be snatched up by a lazy crocodile. Pity there wasn't a car close by to escape through, like another impala did a couple of weeks ago while being chased by cheetah. 

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