Animals

Video Slideshow: Wondrous Whales from Drone's Eye View

More and more, the undersea behemoths are finding themselves starring on the internet.

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This week saw the release of amazing video of an adult Bryde's whale and calf off the coast of New Zealand, in footage shot by a specialty drone from a safe distance that left the majestic animals undisturbed. Let's revisit that footage, and then take in a few more whale sightings from a drone's eye view.

Bryde's Whale Feeding Spied from Above

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The Bryde's whales -- adult and child -- were caught taking in a nice plankton meal. Feeding by the species has never before been recorded by a drone.

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Kayaker Paddles with Blue Whale

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Who can forget this wonderful footage from last summer of a kayaker paddling on the water as a beautiful blue whale drifts gently just beneath it?

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Humpback Whale Accompanied by Dolphins

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This humpback whale, a well known creature named "Gooseneck," was recorded by a drone operated by Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari, in Dana Point, Calif. off Orange County.

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Humpback Whale Mom and Her Calf

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This footage of a humpback whale mother and her calf is hard to watch without marveling at the bond between them.

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Paddle Boarders Drift Amid a Quartet of Gray Whales

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Finally, feast your eyes on this mix of drone and POV camera footage of a pair of paddle boarders who got the thrill of a lifetime -- sharing the waves with gray whales.

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