Drone Captures Most Captivating Whale/Paddle Boarder Experience Ever [Watch]

Drone photographer captures gentle, curious interaction between endangered whales and paddle boarder.

Credit: Jaimen Hudson

Credit: Jaimen Hudson

No matter what your stance is on the increasing use of drones today, everyone can agree that drone photography can yield some pretty breathtaking results. Jaimen Hudson, a self-proclaimed “quadriplegic with a quad-copter,” is a drone photographer who specializes in taking shots over the ocean and by the beach.

The Australian-based photographer was shooting one day when he told ABC News that, “David 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 come up to meet him.”

The whales were to Southern Right Whales, whose numbers have dwindled because of hunting. Luckily, though there are an estimated 10,000 left in the wild, these numbers are increasing recently because of the abolishment of hunting these whales.

Watch the footage below to see these beautiful, gentle giants up close and interacting with this paddle boarder. You can also follow Jaimen Hudson on Instagram to see more amazing images.

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