Blue whale captured by drone off San Diego coast

Earlier today we saw how a Great White shark was swimming close to a group of surfers in , and now we see how a drone captured video footage of a blue whale swimming off the San Diego coast.

Drone captures video of blue whale swimming off San Diego coastline

A rare sighting of a blue whale off San Diego's coastline was captured by a drone as the mammal swims right up to a small boat. Domenic Biagini, the owner of Gone Whale Watching, said that he is starting to see blue whales off San Diego's coastline this season.

“This year is looking like much more of a normal year,” Biagini said, according to 10News. “I think this is really going to shape up to be a really good blue whale season.”

He said that's an abundance of krill and pristine conditions that lead to more blue whale sightings. The mammals generally follow where the krill are swimming in these waters.

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While gray whale sightings are more common, the blue whale sightings seem to come in spurts Biagini said.

“These are the largest animals that have ever lived on our planet,” Biagini said. “People that get to see them, there's not many.”

Over the last few years, as drones are getting more prevalent, we have seen more amazing wildlife photos and aerial video footage than ever before.

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