Having a whale of a time! Giant mammal and her calf splash around with group of surfers off coast of Australia
- Mother and calf playing within inches of surfers off coast of Manly, Australia
- Drone footage captured by 31-year-old photographer Dominique Taylor
- Whales splash around near the surfers and even knocks some off their boards
An enormous whale and her calf splashed around next to a group of surfers who gathered in the sea to watch them.
Incredible drone footage taken by Dominique Taylor, 31, captured the special moment.
The two large animals, filmed yesterday afternoon, frolic in the water within feet of the group in Manly, Australia.
The group of surfers came within feet of the enormous whale and her calf off the coast of Manly, Australia
As she turns, the adult whale’s back fin smashes into the surfers watching them and the force knocks some of them off their boards
At first one person can be seen swimming next to the whales and as the camera pans out more people arrive to marvel at the spectacular sight.
Fearless, the young calf gets extremely close to the surfers and one person even reaches out to touch it.
As it turns in the water, the adult whale’s back fin crashes into some of their surfboards and the force knocks them off.
Photographer Ms Taylor, from Sydney, initially presumed the right whale was a rock but said she was ‘jumping for joy’ when she noticed it was a one of the largest mammals of the ocean.
A large crowd of surfers gathered to watch the incredible display as the whales splashed in the water