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Humpback Whales Surf Hawaii's Iconic Pipeline: PHOTO, VIDEO


A pod of whales was photographed (click to enlarge) swimming through the surf at the iconic Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore this week in a photo that went viral on social media, Hawaii News Now reports:

From late December to early May, humpback whales call Hawaii home. However, it is rare that the whales come this close to shore. "I have never seen whales surfing on the north shore and everyone I have spoke to about it says it's a first as well," said Gray.

A drone photographer also caught the same group of whales on camera from above.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Beautiful creatures yet some countries still hunt them for "research purposes."

    Posted by: Bollox | Apr 13, 2014 4:28:29 PM

  2. Who owns the drone photographer?

    Posted by: Terry | Apr 13, 2014 4:55:09 PM

  3. Beautiful, but sad that they'll probably end up for supper on someone's plate in Tokyo.

    Posted by: Jeff | Apr 13, 2014 6:09:48 PM

  4. Beautiful. I would have loved to have been there. It mus be an almost magical experience.

    Posted by: Rich | Apr 13, 2014 7:12:11 PM

  5. It's a natural experience. If this is magical you are missing the best parts of life. Go to Puerto Vallarta in January and you see whales frolicking in the bay. Buffalo up in Jackson hole don't surf, but they play with each other.
    really every animal does some kind of goofing off.

    Posted by: steve talbert | Apr 13, 2014 9:11:06 PM

  6. How can this website feature such wonderful natural footage without superimposing gowns and makeup on everything that moves, surely some long feather boas trailing from the flukes and tails would enhance all the swishing, don't you think?

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 14, 2014 1:15:19 AM

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