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Momma whale takes baby for a piggyback ride in amazing GoPro video

Momma Whale Takes Baby For A Piggyback Ride In Amazing GoPro Video

As a mama whale snuggles with her baby off the coast of Hawaii, a drone keeps pace and captures the remarkable moment on video.

Justin Edwards of DroneAbove had the idea to combine the beauty of whales and drones in a video he shot earlier this year and it was just posted by GoPro.

The whale pair were spotted off the coast of Maui swimming side-by-side. It's as if the mama is giving her calf lessons on how to use its blowhole. With the sun low in the sky, the images are nothing short of spectacular.

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gmartin997 July 01 2014 at 6:46 AM

No surprises here. Anybody who hasn't realized all whales are a highly intelligent species that even rivals humans haven't been paying attention.

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jsujet gmartin997 July 01 2014 at 10:02 AM

English please.

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onionson gmartin997 July 01 2014 at 3:01 PM

Yes they are intelligent but do not rival humans. It's not even close. Pay attention.

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bdgrizcp onionson July 01 2014 at 5:37 PM

Humans and cetaceans live in very different environments. You can't compare 'intelligence' without taking into account the profound physical changes cetaceans have made in adapting (and evolving) in a marine environment.

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bjredmond64 July 01 2014 at 10:12 AM

love them all, wish we'd been more observant taking care of their habitat.

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moose bjredmond64 July 01 2014 at 12:39 PM

Eliminate Ignorance (obviously You), stupidity, hatred ,jealousy and humans that are destructive of our planet, this includes living beings of the planet that are all just doing what they do and that is trying to survive without human interference.

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onionson moose July 01 2014 at 3:06 PM

What? Is this your kind of answer to everyone you seem to agree with?

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fmasone July 01 2014 at 8:33 AM

very cool

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kaib51 July 01 2014 at 8:57 AM

Am I the only one who thinks that this newscaster (a stretch of the term) is a total NINNY??????

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MsTcurd kaib51 July 01 2014 at 10:49 AM

No! I find her completely annoying, too?!

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meepstein kaib51 July 01 2014 at 5:02 PM

Probably.

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diamondstocars July 01 2014 at 3:50 PM

Does that news reporter think she is addressing a kindergarten class with her Awwwwwwwwwwww?

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mickilan July 01 2014 at 6:13 AM

Ah, the beauty of animals. Be sure and watch the hippos after the whale video.
Humans need lessons from the animal world indeed.

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j7drb July 01 2014 at 8:40 AM

Love this? Hopefully the helicopter was at least 100M away, or does this just apply to surfers and boats?
Even more so, and, 'hopefully', they aren't killed by a Japanese whaling ship.

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libra8 j7drb July 01 2014 at 9:10 AM

It was an RC aircraft not a helicopter.

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escape1148 j7drb July 01 2014 at 2:06 PM

Kill the Jap whalers

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meepstein escape1148 July 01 2014 at 5:03 PM

Must be a conservative. That's your answer to everything.

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abudotcom July 01 2014 at 8:01 AM

Majestic animals, my favorite…. What a way to start the day, with this beautiful story.

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moose July 01 2014 at 12:04 PM

Awh, All Animals of our beautifully designed planet are all Beautiful. I always pray and would love to see all mankind to acknowledge this , have their conscienciousness elevated to the height where we all respect, love and do everything in our power to take great care & protection of all animals & their habitats. We must stop polluting, poaching, testing and abusing all these beautiful animals all over & thruout our planet.

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ravenhunter2157 moose July 01 2014 at 6:29 PM

Yes, Let's all hold hands and sing! Group hug...except you Moose. Byte Me!

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afreakaman July 01 2014 at 9:15 PM

Nice!

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