Featured Image Credit: Drew Cotten
Along with several friends in tow, Drew Cotten (a Kihei, Maui resident) went kayaking about a mile off shore over the weekend. The waters near Wailea were calm and clear… until Cotten noticed a whale and her calf swim right underneath the group. WOAH BABY!
Much to their amazement, the little whale calf even attempted to breach several times! Awww baby breaches are the best.
With a little laugh Cotten said, “It was crazy. I haven’t had them reach this close to us, a little baby and everything. It was really neat.”
The experienced adventurer always comes prepared with a GoPro camera, just incase sea turtles, or in this exact scenario, whales are spotted. Luckily for us, Cotten managed to capture some incredible footage above and below the surface.
Watch the unexpected moment caught on camera below: