A wildlife photographer captured the incredible moment a gray whale swam amongst beachgoers in Southern California.
Mark Girardeau is based in Orange County, California, and he regularly photographs wildlife, particularly whales.
Recently, he pulled out his drone and managed to capture some incredible footage of a massive gray whale.
On the way up the coast, the whale happened to stop in front of the Montage Hotel near Aliso Beach in Laguna Beach, California, where it joined some swimmers for a paddle through the water.
The beachgoers weren’t expecting a swim with a massive whale, but that’s exactly what they got!
Mark managed to capture the drone footage right in front of the hotel.
Check out the incredible video below: