STUNNED and delighted tourists can be seen getting up close and personal with huge 50ft long Californian gray whales off the coast of Mexico. Stunning birds-eye footage shows a small fishing boat gently approaching two whales, which could win a prize for being the friendliest on the planet, before getting close enough for those on board to pet and stroke the animals. The video was taken in San Ignacio Lagoon, located in the Mulegé municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur by award winning marine life photographer, filmmaker, whale researcher and conservationist Jeff Pantukhoff,

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STUNNED and delighted tourists can be seen getting up close and personal with huge 50ft long Californian gray whales off the coast of Mexico. Stunning birds-eye footage shows a small fishing boat gently approaching two whales, which could win a prize for being the friendliest on the planet, before getting close enough for those on board to pet and stroke the animals. The video was taken in San Ignacio Lagoon, located in the Mulegé municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur by award winning marine life photographer, filmmaker, whale researcher and conservationist Jeff Pantukhoff,
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STUNNED and delighted tourists can be seen getting up close and personal with huge 50ft long Californian gray whales off the coast of Mexico. Stunning birds-eye footage shows a small fishing boat gently approaching two whales, which could win a prize for being the friendliest on the planet, before getting close enough for those on board to pet and stroke the animals. The video was taken in San Ignacio Lagoon, located in the Mulegé municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur by award winning marine life photographer, filmmaker, whale researcher and conservationist Jeff Pantukhoff, 59, from San Clemente, California. The Whaleman Foundation / mediadrumworld.com

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