Seagull Surfs Waves Off Patagonia on Back of Southern Right Whale

A whale swimming through the surf off the coast of Argentina became an involuntary surfboard for a seagull who landed on its back and rode with it through the surf, video shared to Instagram shows.

Leandro Andreas Hihn said he captured the footage during a whale-watching tour on August 30 in Puerto Madryn, Chubet, a province in the Patagonia region of Argentina.

Hihn, a keen marine photographer, told Storyful that the marine species was a young southern right whale. Credit: Leandro Andreas Hihn via Storyful

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