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WATCH: Drone records stunning footage of whales swimming under paddle boarder

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 07/10/2015 | 13:27

A southern right whale (stock image)
A southern right whale (stock image)

A drone has recorded amazing footage of two whales swimming alongside a paddle boarder off the Australian coast.

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The incredible spectacle took place off the coast of Esperance in Western Australia.

A local man was on hand with his trusty drone to capture the unique sight, as the two southern right whales interacted with the human.

Mashable Australia reports that Jamien Hudson was busy recording the unusual incident when he realised that the paddle boarder was none other than his neighbour, Dave Price.

"It just so happened that he was out at the time, and a few people let me know there were whales on the beach and it all just went from there.

"They were really curious and came over to meet Dave.

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"They were just very inquisitive about him, I don't think it was really that dangerous at all," Hudson said.

The amateur camera man said that he used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to tape the footage.

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This advanced model can fly to heights of up to 1.2 kilometres.

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