A drone enthusiast has captured the beautiful moment two curious whales approach a paddleboarder off the coast of Esperance, Australia.
Jaimen Hudson says the idyllic footage was the result of perfect timing.
“I set up my equipment on the footpath and flew the drone out,” Jaimen told Australia’s ABC.
“Dave Price who lives close by, was just making his way over to the whales on his stand-up paddle board and they were really inquisitive and came over to meet him.”
The lone paddleboarder, the crystal clear water, and the whales — who appear to be swimming as a couple — create a stunningly peaceful scene (made even more serene by Jack Johnson’s “Imagine,” used as the soundtrack).
Most people would probably freak out if two huge whales approached them in the ocean, but Hudson maintains that the majestic whales were simply curious and meant no harm.
“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,” he explained.
The footage has been viewed over 1.6 million times in less than two weeks.
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