Drone captures rare albino whale calf off South Africa

Video of a young albino whale frolicking in the ocean next to its large grey mother was captured by a drone in South Africa’s Western Cape.

South Africa's Western Cape.

South Africa's Western Cape. Image by John Hickey-Fry / CC BY 2.0

After receiving a tip off of the whales’ location from a tourist he met earlier, Anton Schutte from Cape Town rushed to launch his drone. He found the pair of whales just 700m from shore.

Albino whale captured playing off South Africa.

Albino whale captured playing off South Africa. Image by Screengrab via YouTube

Only 2%or so of whales are born each year with albino traits. Read more: express.co.uk

Watch the video here.

A rare albino whale playing in the water with another pod member.

A rare albino whale playing in the water with mother. Image by Screengrab via YouTube

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