Blue whales might seem like rare sights to behold in your lifetime, but they’re pretty common in the Monterey Bay area of California.
“We saw eight Blue’s all within a mile of each other this morning,” the Monterey Bay Whale Watch explained.
“Almost every one of them fluked up (showed their tail) while diving. We also encountered lunge feeding humpbacks in Carmel Bay as well as active Risso’s dolphins and a Mola Mola Sunfish.”
The Whale Watch captured the footage using multiple aerial cameras on drones that followed the whales as they entered the Bay.
“Monterey Bay is one of the best places to see blue whales when krill is abundant,” explained Nancy Black, a marine biologist at Monterey Bay Whale Watch.
You probably haven’t seen a blue whale in person before, so unless you plan on visiting Monterey Bay, this video is about as close as it gets to the real thing.