Drone Captures Rare Footage of Dolphin Megapod Stampeding with Whales (Video)

by , 03/04/14
filed under: Animals, Environment, News

One dolphin is beautiful. Two, playing together in the water, is a gift. So what do you call dozens and dozens of dolphins, all leaping and diving their way to new feeding grounds? Apparently, a megapod. Captain Dave Anderson of (where else?) Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari in Dana Point, California, was recently out flying his new camera-equipped drone. No doubt he was just hoping to capture some promotional b-roll for his business. Instead, he was treated to a viral sensation! 

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In the five-minute segment, viewers fly high over a megapod of dolphins and three gray whales migrating down the Pacific coast off San Clemente. Edited in is also some breathtaking footage of a Humpback whale calf nuzzling its mother, and an escort whale in Maui. 

Captain Dave says in his video description, “This is the most beautiful and compelling five-minute video I have ever put together. I learned so much about these whales and dolphins from this drone footage that it feels like I have entered a new dimension! I have not been this excited about a new technology since we built our underwater viewing pods on our whale watching boat.”

Via Huffington Post and Viral Viral Video

Screenshot Capture via Dolphin Safari’s You Tube Video

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1 Comment

  1. Sandy Masterson October 20, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Hope they don’t go near Japan!

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