Whales and dolphins are two of the ocean's most iconic animals, mammals perfectly equipped for life at sea. But while their particular anatomy and physiology may be quite distinct, the interactions they share often seem to hint that the two species can see past their differences.
In fact, footage collected of dolphins and whales together in the wild suggests they are really quite at home with one another.
A video shot off the coast of Waianae, Hawaii, earlier this month captures an impressive scene of a massive humpback whale tagging along with a group of dolphins - not blending in with the smaller animals per se, but neverless appearing to fit in alongside them in spirit.
The clip is regrettably brief, but diver Erin Lundy offers a few more details, describing the whale as acting "playfully" with the unworried-looking dolphins.