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VIDEO: Stand up paddler has close encounter with 2 whales

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AUSTRALIA (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Drone technology is allowing cameras to capture things we've never seen before, including an amazing close encounter off Western Australia.

Stand up paddler Dave price had just gone out past the breakers when two endangered southern right whales, each potentially weighing up to 60 tons, came by to check him out.

There are only 12,000 of this type of whale in the world.

Price and the drone pilot who captured the video say the whales seemed quite curious about him and his paddle board.

The encounter lasted several minutes. The video was posted on YouTube and has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in about a week.

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