Local drone and videographer Aeroture captures epic footage of a Blue Whale 5km off the WA coast.

It’s not every day while doing your job are you lucky enough to capture the majestic beauty of a Blue Whale. Local drone and Local drone and videographer Aeroture was lucky enough to capture such an experience 5km offshore of Cape Naturaliste.

Watch: Blue Whale off WA Coast

Video footage captured by Aeroture shows something thing that resembles more of a warship than a mammal – paying testament to just how magnificent blue whales are.

While humpback whales are quite common off the WA shores during migration season (May-Dec) blue whales aren’t with only an estimated 12,000-20,000 remaining.

Each year approximately 30 nautical miles off the coast of Perth the elusive blue whales go to feed at a marine hotspot where krill gather called the Perth Canyon – which is larger than the Grand Canyon, except it is under water!

Blue Whales Facts

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  • The Blue Whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on earth
  • Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant
  • Their hearts, as much as a car
  • A single adult blue whale can consume 36,000 kg of krill a day
  • Are graceful swimmers cruise the ocean at over 8km/h, and can reach speeds of over 30km/h
  • They mainly catch their food by diving and descend to depths of approximately 500m

Aeroture also captured a photo of the majestic mammal

 

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Want to try your luck at witnessing a blue whale? Visit whalewatchwesternaustralia.com.

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