A minke whale joined a group of surfers in Australia last week and pulled off an amazing stunt: surfing into a baitball.
Daniel Cook was flying his drone over surfers at Lennox Head, just south of Byron Bay in New South Wales, where he captured footage of dolphins and two minke whales feeding on baitballs.
He also caught video of the surfing whale, sharing it with 9News.
“You never think of seeing something like that, so yeah, unbelievable,” Cook told 9News. “It’s pretty special, pretty blessed to capture something like that.”
Even an expert was amazed.
“Although it’s not rare for minkes to be feeding on baitballs of small fish like that, to surf into that baitball is just amazing,” Wayne Phillips, Seaworld’s head of marine science, told 9News.
“I was amazed. The footage was spectacular and I wish I was one of those guys out on a surfboard.”
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