A drone captured the incredible moment a whale pushed a paddleboard with its fin. Maximiliano Jonas filmed the amazing footage off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina, on August 31.
Maximiliano used a drone to capture the moment a Southern right whale approached a paddler board on which his friend Analia Giorgetti was sitting.
Incredibly, the whale gently pushed the paddleboard forward with one of its fins, in a video that has gone viral online.
Creo que hoy hice el mejor video con drone de ballenas de mi vida. pic.twitter.com/hBUiTWWDL6— maxi jonas (@maxijonas) September 1, 2021
A rare encounter when a southern right whale seemingly plays with a woman on a paddleboard and pushes the board gently forward, observing its movement as it swims directly beneath it.
"They are rare moments, it is something that is prohibited," said Oscar Comes, a local water-sports tourism operator.
"It isn't like you can go in a kayak, standup board, a boat, or whatever, to look for the animal."
Onscreen credit : @maxijonas