Every winter around 20,000 humpback whales migrate north from the cold waters of the Antarctica to the warmer breeding waters of eastern Australia.
This spectacle is popular with locals and tourists alike, especially when there’s a baby whale involved.
Earlier this week, Mike Struik and Sylvain Hauser from drone film company Pictadrone captured incredible aerial footage of a mother and her calf swimming off the coast of Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
The mother is about 15 metres in length and weighs more than 25 tonnes, while the calf is just a few months old.
The whales clearly feel comfortable in these waters, with the infant splashing about while mum keeps a safe distance.
Check out the video below.
You can check out more of Pictadrone’s images and videos here.
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