An Argentinian photographer has captured a once-in-a-lifetime drone shot of a whale playfully swimming beneath a stand-up paddle (SUP) board as the rider takes in the view of the magnificent ocean mammal. Maxi Jonas, a professional photographer for Argentina\u2019s nation press agency T\u00e9lam, has captured whales on many occasions as part of his interest in wildlife photography. However, as spotted by DroneDJ the video taken by Jonas on September 1 is different, and is one that the photographer calls the \u201cbest whale drone video\u201d of his life. The unique footage, shot over the bay of Puerto Madryn along Argentina\u2019s coast, shows a southern right whale \u2014 a species found throughout the Southern Hemisphere that has an average weight of 23,000 kilograms (50,706 pounds) \u2014 venturing into the bay as Jonas\u2019 drone was overhead. Coincidentally, a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rider was nearby and the whale felt curious enough to approach, giving Jonas the opportunity to capture the unlikely experience. Creo que hoy hice el mejor video con drone de ballenas de mi vida. pic.twitter.com\/hBUiTWWDL6 \u2014 maxi jonas (@maxijonas) September 1, 2021 In an interview with T\u00e9lam, Jonas said that \u201cin addition to the friendly behavior of the whales, there is a provincial law that prohibits the contact of people with the animals. But in this case, it was the whale that approached the table to play as if it were a pet.\u201d Jonas\u2019 footage garnered significant attention on social media after he posted it on his Twitter account, and Anal\u00eda Giorgetti \u2014 the woman who was on the padde board \u2014 came across it and got in touch with Jonas. She told him that \u201cit was only the second time that she got on a board\u201d and the main reason for getting out in the water on September 1 was because it was her birthday. Giorgetti says she remained calm during the encounter and simply watched the large whale swim underneath, although at one point she felt that it touched her and took out her cellphone to record it as it passed by. At that point, she also realized that there was a drone above them both. \u201cThe photographer captured the moment in a magical way,\u201d she recalls. Although this friendly \u2014 and highly improbable \u2014 experience between the SUP boarder and a southern right whale was coincidentally captured on a drone for the world to see, Giorgetti urges people against seeking similar encounters. \u201cI would not like the bay to fill with people going out to look for whales,\u201d she explains. \u201cNo one should disturb them.\u201d More of Jonas\u2019 work can be found on his Instagram and the full interview can be read on T\u00e9lam website.