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Paddle Boarder Has Close Encounter With Orcas Off The Coast of Laguna Beach: VIDEO

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Paddle boarder Rich German has shared a video on YouTube showing him get up close and personal with a friendly pod of 5 Orca whales off the coast of Laguna Beach, California. German captured the incredible footage using a Go Pro camera. He talks about how though he has encountered a vast array of marine life including other types of whales while out paddle boarding, he had always dreamed of seeing Orcas up close in the wild. And it doesn't get much closer than Orcas swimming under your paddle board.

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CBS Films Looking Into Removal Of Gay References From U.S. DVD Cover of 'Pride'

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The first image above is the original promotional artwork for Pride — the critically acclaimed 2014 film about gay activists who supported a bitter strike by British coal miners in the 1980s. 

The second image is the back cover of the Pride DVD released in the US on Dec. 23. 

Can you spot the difference? 

That's right, the banner in the background saying "Lesbians & Gays Support The Miners" has been removed. 

Screen Shot 2015-01-03 at 9.42.08 PMAdditionally, in the description of the film that appears on the back cover, the "London-based group of gay and lesbian activists" have been changed to just "a group of London-based activists," according to Pink News

The Hollywood Reporter has more

Ironically, those changes invert the plot of the film: Initially, the Welsh miners are more comfortable with the LGBT community’s monetary support than with its open sexual identity, but the miners ultimately become comfortable with their new supporters. Several characters come out during the course of the movie.

The film won several prizes at the British Independent Film Awards last month: the best British independent film award, along with best supporting actor and actress prizes for its stars Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton, respectively.

Representatives for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, which released the disc in the U.S., and CBS Films, which acquired U.S. rights, did not respond to requests for comment.

CBS Films said on Twitter on Saturday afternoon that it's looking into the matter: 


Norwegian Whale Watchers Get the Surprise of Their Lives When Pod of Humpbacks Surface Near Boat: VIDEO

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Norwegian whale watchers Svein Aasjord and Trond Ivarsø managed to catch this incredible footage of a pod of six humpacks surfacing mere inches from their boat near a fjord named Whale Island.

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

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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.

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Whale Watching by Drone Offers Stunning, Rare View of Mother Humpback and Calf: VIDEO

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Justin Edwards, a whale enthusiast with a RC drone, captured some beautiful footage of humpback whales on February 14 off the coast of Maui near Kihei, including a mother playing with her calf.

Writes Edwards: "I love filming from my drone and I am always looking for things to film so whales seemed like a great subject.  I also wanted to show my two young boys what a whale was like because they would normally only see them blowing air from a long way away - Now they know how big and majestic these creatures are!"

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Tara Reid Explains Whale Sharks: VIDEO

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The Discovery Channel's Shark Week programming included this after-hours gem.

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