28/09/2015 13:32 BST | Updated 28/09/2015 13:59 BST

Drone Captures Paddle Boarding With Whales In Stunning 4K Video

YouTuber Jaimen Hudson has posted a video that will convince you of all the glorious reasons why 4K is the best thing to ever happen to video.

On September 24 he posted footage of a chance encounter two whales had with a passing paddle boarder in the town of Esperance, Western Australia.

The result is two minutes and 45 seconds of mesmerising footage that quickly transports you to the Southern Ocean coastline.

Little 15 second clip from my Paddle boarding with Whales vid. Loving the response from everyone.

A video posted by Jaimen Hudson ⚓️ (@jaimenhudson) on

Dotting the vast expanse of blue, the two large whales can be seen getting scarily close to local resident Dave Price, who appears to have paddled up to the mammals.


Speaking to ABC about the encounter, Hudson said: "I set up my equipment on the footpath and flew the drone out."

"Dave Price who lives close by, was just making his way over to the whales on his stand-up paddle board and they were really inquisitive and came over to meet him," he added.

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Describing how close the marine creatures came to the curious human in the midst, Hudson explained:

"I don't think it was dangerous, the whales moved to where he was and the whole time they were very slow moving and peaceful."