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Drone Video Captures Kayaker Paddling with Blue Whales

posted: 08/20/15
by: Discovery News
Kayaker and blue whale
Barcroft TV via YouTube

Drone footage from filmmaker Patrick Dykstra really brings home the sheer size of blue whales, as a single kayaker is dwarfed by the enormous creature of the sea.

Shot off the coast of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean, viewers are treated to amazing video of the kayaker trailing the gentle giant as well as other underwater shots captured as Dykstra swam alongside it.

The blue whale, at some 98 feet (30 meters) long, is the largest animal on Earth today and is thought to be the largest ever to have lived.

According to the Barcroft TV Youtube channel, Dykstra was able to realize a dream he'd had since childhood of swimming with blue whales. Mission accomplished.

H/T Daily Mail | This post originally appeared on Discovery News

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