Drone Films Newborn Grey Whale – VIDEO

What an exciting time for lovers of marine life. The increasing advancements in video recording technology are creating amazing opportunities to capture footage of marine life in ways never achieved before. This incredible footage has recently emerged (thanks to Dolphin Safari) showing a new born Grey Whale calf and it’s mother, swimming together off of Dana Point, California. This footage was recorded using a drone, a remote controlled quadrocopter fixed with a recording device that could capture this footage in a way that could not be achieved via conventional past filming methods. The discreet and non-intrusive nature of drone recording meant that this footage could be recorded from a significantly close distance without disturbing these majestic mammals, compared to filming from helicopters and motor boats, the noise of which would likely scare off the whales. The narrator of the video surmised that the calf was perhaps only hours or days old, and to measure 14-15 feet in length. Dolphinsafari.com report that these Grey Whales make a 10,000 to 12,000 mile round trip migration along the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. They travel from their feeding grounds in the cold waters of the Chukchi and Bering Seas to the protected lagoons of Baja, California, to mate and have their calves.

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