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Drones have helped capture some of the Internet's most incredible videos, but we think this one might go down as the sweetest.

While whale watching near the Hawaiian island of Maui, Vimeo user Justin Edwards used his GoPro-equipped drone to film a very sweet moment between a mother humpback whale and her calf. According to NOAA, finding a mother/calf pair in the ocean is fairly common. Hawaii-born calves are known to stay with their mother for about one year, usually becoming independent in route to or while on feeding grounds in Alaska.(Source)

From November until May, the waters of Hawaii are visited by over 1000 humpback whales. These humpback whales have migrated to the warm waters of Hawaii from as far north as the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, as far east as Glacier Bay and as far south as the Farallon Islands off the coast of central California.

These humpback whales come to the warm waters of Hawaii where they breed, calve, and nurse their young.


The humpback whale is the fifth largest of the world's great whales. Its scientific name, Megaptera novaeangliae, was given to it in 1781 by a German naturalist named Borowski, meaning "Big-Winged New Englander," referring to the size of the whale's huge tail fins and the fact that it was once widely sighted off the coast of New England. It's more common English name of humpback appears to come from the animal's tendency to round its back when diving.(Source)

Watch below as a baby humpback whale plays, swims and snuggles with its mother as the camera films from above.
Humpback Whales in Maui From a Drone from Justin Edwards on Vimeo.

Responses to "Baby Humpback Whale In Maui Snuggles Next To Mom In Drone-Captured Video"

  1. B Filip says:

    That was so great to see them playing and cuddling together. I love it. Thank you for sharing it with us. That was a great way to see nature without bothering them.

  2. Great idea, Amazing footage. .Very cool
    Keep them coming. .

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