This is the heart-pounding moment a paddleboarder finds himself in a very intimate encounter with a curious whale. A woman enjoyed a paddle-boarding session off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina, when the giant mammal got closer to her. The incredible sight was accidentally captured by a local photographer with his drone!
Analia Giorgetti definitely had a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a surfing session off the Argentina coast. Her moment of relaxation was suddenly interrupted by a very unexpected guest – a giant southern whale approached her. Even though the whale’s intentions proved to be nothing but peaceful, the surfer felt like her blood froze. However, she was still extremely calm!
Maxi Jonas was out on the beach with his drone when he caught the incredible moment on camera, purely by chance. “I think today I made the best whale drone video of my life,” the man described the short video he later uploaded on Twitter.
As soon as she realized the huge whale was rushing towards her, the woman laid on the boat. But this huge marine mammal was incredibly friendly, and all she wanted was to play. When the woman was sitting firmly on the boat, the whale pushed her with its fins and then she swam under it.
Although quite scary, the moment was even more intense when another whale joined in. But the giant creatures proved they were nothing but two gentle giants driven by curiosity. After a few very tense minutes, the whale duo swam off and lost their ways into the deep water.
Although he was pretty scared, and her adrenaline rush lasted several hours, Analia said the moment was “purely magical”, and the whales were “very peaceful and friendly.”
Watch this incredible encounter in the video below:
Creo que hoy hice el mejor video con drone de ballenas de mi vida. pic.twitter.com/hBUiTWWDL6
— maxi jonas (@maxijonas) September 1, 2021