Captain Dave Anderson, who runs a whale watching company in the area, was astounded by the footage himself.
"That was the first blue whale we've ever filmed with a drone," he said. "I could not believe what I was seeing as I looked through the special goggles that allow me to see from the drone's POV. This one whale was massive, probably over 80 feet long. And it was coming right at me in the drone!"
Anderson has produced other stunning footage before, like this "superpod" of dolphins swimming: