How I Got the Shot: Blue Whales Near Antarctica

I’m writing this while on a campaign with the conservation group Sea Shepherd, en route to Antarctica to conduct an annual anti-poaching mission in the Southern Ocean. My role on the ship is to produce video content that will later be cut into a broadcast television show — my new role this year is to also pilot the complement of drones that we have on board. I was thrilled when, just a few days into the campaign, one of the crew members spotted a blue whale mother and her calf near the ship. We ran for the drone and got it up into the air as fast as we could.

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