Stunning drone footage from the Byron Bay in Australia has gone viral on the internet. It was clicked by a photographer named Daniel Cook.
In it, two of Bryde’s whales were seen swimming quite close to the surfers, who were waiting for the right wave to come by. Along with them, there some dolphins as well who were hunting a school of baitfish close by. It was posted on his Instagram page as well as on YouTube by a user.
It was a ‘one in a million moment’ for Cook when caught the whales on his drone camera. He spoke about what took place to the Daily Mail Australia. His partner and he had gone for a road trip to Byron’s Bay. While looking at the surfers, they spotted some dolphins around after which his partner suggested capturing it all with the drone camera.
“While I had the drone up, she called out and said ‘there’s a whale out there’ and the whales just came into the shot,” he told the news agency.
The whale had come really close to where the surfers were getting ready to hit the waters. As soon as the mammoth fish lifted its tails and splashed around, the people moved out of its way.
Thankfully, no one was hurt and all went about smoothly, with the whale hanging around there for a little while. From the footage, it seemed like no one had touched the whales as well.
Further speaking to the Daily Mail, Daniel Cook was amazed by what he had captured, “I got the footage of a surfer trying to catch a wave but one of the whales undercut him so he had to let it go.”
Some weeks back, another such footage had gone viral from Australia itself when a whale was seen really close to the surfers and undercut them a few times in the water.