Whale sighting made off coast of Maui

Published On: Feb 28 2014 09:24:41 PM HST   Updated On: Feb 28 2014 09:27:00 PM HST
KIHEI, Hawaii -

A whale and her calf were seen off the coast of Kihei, Maui.

Click here to watch the video.

Justin Edwards and his family were on a boat ride and spotted the whales. Edwards then launched his drone high into the sky to capture some unique angle of the whales playing together.

He says the calf whale is the smallest he's ever spotted using his drone.

"As I was getting closer they started playing more and more. They came to the surface cuddling, playing. I'm not a whale expert, but it looked like a tender moment to me," said Edwards.

Edwards hopes whale researchers will be able to use video like his to learn more about their behavior.

He says he is also against regulation of drones, which has been a hot topic at the state capitol's legislative session.


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