Drone Captures Incredible Dolphin 'Stampede' [Video]
With the use of a camera-equipped drone, an owner of a whale-watching charter business managed to capture an amazing footage of a massive dolphin "stampede" and migrating gray whales.
The incredible birds-eye view of the glistening waters off the southern California coast is a proof that when nature and technology come together, amazing things happen. The video shows a "mega-pod" of hundreds of common dolphins torpedoing through the water and footage of three gray whales, IB Times reported.
The drone also captured a family of Humpback whales off to Maui.
"This is the most beautiful and compelling five minute video I have ever put together," Anderson said in a post on his company's Facebook page. "I learned so much about these whales and dolphins from this drone footage that it feels like I have entered a new dimension!"
"Drones are going to change how we view the animal world. Wow," he added.
Revealing other details, Anderson wrote that he launched the drone, a DJI Phantom 2 from a small inflatable boat six miles from shore. In the latest attempts to capture whale activities he even lost a drone when it collided with a radio antenna on the 14-foot boat from which the film was being made. The mistake cost him $1,700.
"I get so nervous every flight over the water now, after the accident, my hands start shaking," Anderson said, according to IB Times. "My wife says no more drones if I lose this one. But she said that before I lost the other one. Now that she's seen what it can do, I think she's just as hooked as I am."
Here is the incredible footage which was uploaded to channel named Dolphin Safari on YouTube.