Southern right whale gives paddleboarder a push in Argentina

A drone photographer in Argentina captured video of the moment a southern right whale swam up to a paddleboarder and gave the board a push.

Photographer Maxi Jonas posted a video to Twitter showing the southern right whale curiously approaching a woman paddleboarding in Puerto Madryn.

The whale gives the paddleboard a push with its fin before tracking the board’s movements while swimming directly under it.

The Puerto Madryn whale watching season starts in May and runs through December. Marcos Grosso, the city’s tourism secretary, said more than 1,600 southern right whales have been spotted near the Puerto Madryn shore so far this year.