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Incredible close-up drone footage shows mesmerizing blue whale circling watchers

Can you imagine a curious blue whale almost 100 feet long cruising right next to your boat floating in the open ocean? Well, this group of people definitely can, as they had an exceptional blue whale encounter off of Newport Beach, California on August 1. The filmer said: "It’s totally rare to have this species behave in such a friendly manner. Typically blue whales are very focused on feeding and not too interested in coming over to say 'hi.' But this whale made repeated passes directly under us. Please remember this encounter happened all while the boat’s engines were turned off and not moving. A few times a year we get to see whales initiate these special encounters."

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