Sport Fishermen are known to have their tales n the size of the fish they hook. Not sure if Whale watchers have tales as well... but for sure do whale watchers have their TAILS to look at. One get a good idea of the size of the animal when compare the Humpback's tail with the stand-up paddlers size. The person was pretty close to the probably semi-stranded animal. Got the shots pretty much on the beginning of the "discovery" before all the boats and spectators showed up. Supposedly did last the whole ordeal about 2 hours and involved some marine agencies to help the animal getting into a free swimming mode again.
A Humpback Whale just a short distance (100 - 150 meters) of Playa El Coromuel.
Lucky amateur videographer "Expianista" ( https://twitter.com/Expianista ) got the shots - must be his inner connections as he just loves "Ballenas"... the one from Pacifico..... :)
The animal seem to be somewhat in distress. According to local print media was the animal assisted returning to deeper waters.
In the summer of 2013, I traveled to La Paz, Mexico and worked with a Mexican teenager, Cristina Camacho, to make a short documentary showing the areas natural beauty and abundant wildlife. The video will be used by a number of non-profit organizations to promote the preservation and responsible development of the Baja Peninsula. I directed and co-produced the video with Cristina, took approximately 3/4 of the footage, and performed all of the editing, sound recording, and the English voice over.
This footage was capture on a recent trip to Mexico in the Baja Peninsula.
It was captured using a DJI Phantom and GoPro Hero 3+ as well as a little Sony A7S on the DJI Ronin.
I edited in Premiere Pro CC 2014 and I utilized the Lens Distortion Removal preset to take out the fisheye look on the GoPro footage. I graded this footage in DaVinci Resolve with a variety of LUTs.