Thursday, October 5, 2017

Whales and Paddleboarder rare encounter captured by drone

Dave Price meets the two whales on his stand-up paddle board
Dave Price meets the two whales on his stand-up paddle board

Fourth Beach, Esperance, Western Australia.  A photographer Jaimen Hudson, who specializes in aerial drone videography.

When Jaimen heard there were whales that frolicking off the Fourth Beach and he immediately raced down to the footpath and flew his droned.

Dave Price who lives close by, where paddling on his stand-up board and the whales inquisitively came over to meet him, there's a moment when the whales were getting to close to Dave that he paddles away from the them.

Jaimen said "I don't think it was dangerous, the whales moved to where he was and the whole time they were very slow moving and peaceful."

The video captured by Jaimen is so majestic that shows how gentle and intelligent these creatures, and they know how to interact with human and its fragility.

It is estimated that there are only 10,000 southern right whale population in the world and their numbers are increasing since hunting were prohibited.

Their thick layer of blubber helps them swim in tropical waters without overheating.

This video was uploaded to YouTube by Jaimen Hudson

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