A Humpback Whale’s Motherly Love: An Aerial Point of View


Greetings from the Dominican Republic between weeks 5 & 6 of our 2018 season!

We here are Conscious Breath Adventures are very excited to add a new piece of photo/video equipment to our operation: a new camera drone! While we always enjoy taking and sharing photos and video of the humpback whales, and our guests’ interactions with them, this addition will literally take the experience to a whole new level.

We have been eagerly awaiting the right set of circumstances for a first flight and finally had all the critical elements align perfectly on March 2, 2018, when we spent a few hours in the company of a mother humpback and her calf on a calm, sunny fray close by our mothership. The mother and calf alternated between periods of resting and periods of surface activity. During the resting periods we had excellent in-water encounters (see more here), while the active intervals allowed us to capture some enchanting video from above. 

In this video watch as the mother and calf playfully interact with each other, affectionately jostling each other in a way that is reminiscent of a lioness and her cubs. Seeing them like this, and face-to-face in the water, it is hard to come up with another word that describes the relationship better than love. 

Watch for future aerial footage in the future, hopefully we are just getting warmed up. We can’t wait to share even more.

Until then, enjoy!

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