Incredible drone photo shows kayak near humpback whale and calf

Incredible drone photo shows kayak near humpback whale and calf
Whale mother and calf spotted in Kiholo Bay. (Ethan Tweedie)

NORTH KONA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Photographer Ethan Tweedie has a "whale of a tale” to tell after capturing an unforgettable moment in Kiholo Bay Monday morning.

Tweedie was trying to get a drone shot of a random kayaker, and as he approached he quickly realized that the kayaker had company.

Two whales, a mother and calf, were swimming right next to the kayak.

“I was shaking, I was so amazed, and was hoping that I captured the moment properly,” Tweedie said.

Soon after posting the image on social media, Tweedie got a call from an unknown person.

Image: Ethan Tweedie
Image: Ethan Tweedie

It was the kayaker. His wife had been forwarded the image from a friend in Europe just hours after the whale encounter.

Tweedie says the man was beyond excited that the mind-blowing moment was caught on camera.

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