A Kayaker Encounters The Largest Animal In The World
Here's another excellent video that showcases the wonders of our world. The blue whale is a highly sought creature by photographers and whale watchers alike, given that it is the largest animal in the world and thought to be the largest animal to have ever existed. Many people spend years trying to finally catch a glimpse of these massive and majestic creatures. Such was the case for filmmaker Patrick Dykstra, until he found them.
Dykstra captured this footage off the coast of Sri Lanka, in the Indian Ocean. The blue whale can grow to almost 100 feet long and weighs about 400,000 pounds, so just imagine what it must have been like for Dykstra to swim in the water with one. This is the kind of sighting that aquatic enthusiasts dream about. Even on a screen, the size of this creature is breathtaking.