Wednesday Zen Moment: Drone captures harmony of Blue whale mother and calf

Written by on February 3, 2016 in Critter Love, Rare Critters - No comments

‪The crew of the MV Steve Irwin was in search of illegal fishing boats and other criminals of the high seas when it encountered something truly magical: a Blue while mother and her calf.

The Sea Shepherd ship filmed the rare glimpse into the life of the world’s largest creature from a bird’s eye view with a drone.

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“Filming this endangered blue whale and her calf with a drone was unbelievable. Spotting a blue whale from the deck of the Steve Irwin is a thrill, but being able to film the biggest animals on the planet from the air is truly awe-inspiring,” Gavin Garrison, drone pilot and crew member, said on Facebook.

 

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The ship was in the midst of Operation Icefish 2015-16 when it came upon the pair in Antarctic waters late last month. The video was only posted online Tuesday. 

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Blue whales can grow up to 30 meters in length. True beauty in the deep.

Photos Sea Shepherd/YouTube

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