'Lucky' Tourists Treated to Up-Close View of Pilot Whales in Maldives

A boatful of tourists got up close and personal with a pair of short-finned pilot whales in the Maldives, recent footage shows.

Video filmed by Rizkhan Mohamed of Shadow Palm Tours in the Maldives shows the majestic sea creatures swimming close to the boat.

“Our guests were lucky to be greeted by a couple of short-finned pilot whales,” Mohamed said in an Instagram post.

The company often shares both underwater and drone footage from the tropical idyll to its Instagram page. Credit: shadowpalmmaldives via Storyful

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