By Olivia B. Waxman
October 5, 2015

An amateur drone pilot did a whale of a job filming the moment when two whales swam right up to a paddleboarder in Esperance, a town in Western Australia.

The drone’s operator Jaimen Hudson told ABC Esperance that he had showed up to Fourth Beach to film the whales swimming when he spotted a paddleboarder, neighbor Dave Price, who turned out to be the star of the video — which is set to Jack Johnson’s “Imagine.” The clip, uploaded by Hudson, who describes himself on Instagram as a “Quadriplegic with a Quad-Copter,” has racked up more than 1.3 million views since it was uploaded to YouTube on September 24.

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