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. (Source: 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 (Source: 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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