Most photos are taken near the ocean's surface, and most photographers make due with a fluke, a spray from the blowhole or the occasional breach.
But Captain Frank Brennan decided to get a wider perspective on the world's largest animals, courtesy of a Quadcopter equipped with a camera.
In this footage published Tuesday on Youtube, viewers get a sense of how enormous these mammals really are.
- Check out the video above.
Brennan is part of Dana Point Sportfishing and Whalewatching. He shot the video from the Dana Pride.
Check out another recent video showing a rare mating ritual involving gray whales off the Dana Point Coast.