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Whale Duo Hangs Out With Paddle Boarder In Amazing Drone Footage [WATCH]


Amazing footage caught by Youtuber Jaimen Hudson shows a remarkable sight: two whales swimming up to an Australian paddle boarder to say hi!

The video itself is beautiful, capturing Australia’s Southern Ocean in the town of Esperance, gliding over the pristine beaches and into the water. This gorgeous film was shot by drone, and it’s vivid in its beauty. But what truly makes this video remarkable is the chance encounter of a paddle boarder and local resident of Esperance, Dave Price, having a bit of a moment with a whale duo.

Set to Jack Johnson’s cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” the video is mesmerizing and almost languid in its beauty. The paddle boarder Dave Price seems to have paddled up to the two whales, and photographer Hudson said he never considered that the whales meant Price any harm:

“I set up my equipment on the footpathand flew the drone out…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.

“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.”

This video has sparked huge interest since it was uploaded on September 24th. Many have seen the video and praised the 4K video quality, the song choice, and the power of drone photography to capture moments like this.

But the true beauty of the video is simpler: it’s a natural moment between humans and animals, neither one wishing harm on the other. Just a simple meeting. So many people are responding positively to the beauty of this video, and the decision to match the footage with the message of “Imagine” is hardly a coincidence.

Lisa Lo Paro
Lisa is a freelance writer and bibliophile living on the outskirts of New York City. She likes 2 a.m. with a good book, takes cream in her coffee and heavily filters her photos. Check out her blog The Most Happy, her Instagram, and Twitter.

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