A drone captured footage of an enormous gray whale swimming through a group of surfers in California. (Photo Credit: Payton Landaas / Stealth Photos) A massive gray whale swam close to unsuspecting surfers and the rare encounter was caught on camera last week. Approximately 12 surfers were relaxing in the waters off Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, when the giant animal approached the group, Fox 5 News reported. Payton Landaas, a high school senior who lives in the area, captured footage of the whale’s movements with…

Aerial footage shows great white sharks swimming yards away from unsuspecting surfers off the California coast. (Photo Credit: Matt Larmand Phootgraphy / Facebook) Aerial footage captured by a photographer shows hydrofoil surfers riding yards away from great white sharks and they are completely unaware of the predators beneath them. Matt Larmand shot the video off Capistrano State Beach in Dana Point, California, on Wednesday, For The Win reported. According to Larmand, the drone-cam viewfinder detected about five sharks during the film session between 12 p.m View original article…

A group of whale watchers spotted orcas hunting dolphins off the coast of California. (Photo Credit: Skeeze / Pixabay) A group of whale watchers in California recently witnessed Mother Nature’s dark side when a group of orcas started hunting dolphins feet away from their boat. The orcas, which might have been eastern tropical Pacific killer whales, are not typically found off the coast of San Clemente, California, KCAL-TV reported. Drone footage from the incident shows a dozen orcas chasing the dolphins and eating them right in front of the…

Anglers and crew members aboard a fishing boat on Monday spotted a mako shark doing backflips in the water. See the video below. (Photo Credit: Ronald C. Modra / Getty Images) Anglers and crew members on a boat recently witnessed a breathtaking aerial display when a big mako shark popped out of the water and started performing a series of backflips. Footage of the incident, which was shared on Facebook on Monday, shows the massive marine animal doing its “gymnastics routine” and stunning 19 anglers and three crew…

Southern California is one of the best places in the world to see huge megapods of dolphins, which can number in herds of up to 10,000. (Photo Credit: PeakMystique / iStock / Getty Images) The sight of one dolphin is exciting, but hundreds of dolphins frolicking next to your boat is magical. Boaters in Southern California recently experienced a magical moment when a huge pod of dolphins — known as a megapod — swam alongside them for 25 minutes off the coast of Laguna Beach. Chuck Patterson was with…

Fishermen were shocked when a great white shark pulled up near their boat in the San Francisco Bay. (Photo Credit: Joe Gamez / Facebook) Fishermen were stunned when a great white shark randomly bit their bait and popped out of the water off the coast of California last week. On Saturday, Captain Joey Gamez of Golden State Sportfishing, took a group of fishermen on a boat trip to the San Francisco Bay, Fox News reported. The fishermen, who were expecting to only catch sevengill sharks and soupfin sharks,…

A tire blowout in Redding, California sparked a fire last month that would rip through northern California for weeks. The Carr Fire has already claimed seven lives so far, as it tears through more than 145,000 acres of northern California communities. It’s become the sixth most destructive fire in the state’s history. Newly released 360-degree drone photography of the fire’s path and aftermath reveals a charred, haunting landscape from an aerial perspective. The photos were collected by licensed UAV pilots with help from Menlo Park Fire District, Alameda…

Elegant palm trees hang over the symmetrical lawns of the peachy homes lining Chesapeake Lane in the Orangecrest neighborhood of Riverside, California. But on December 21, according to the Riverside Police Department, a noisy, small-fry drone, rigged to accommodate payloads of illegal drugs, whirred out of a backyard, crossed the street, flew over a block, and delivered a package to customers waiting in a nearby church parking lot. Neighbors weren’t the only ones who noticed. Tipped-off narcotics officers saw the deal go down, and subsequently arrested Benjamin Baldassarre…

If you haven’t gotten a chance to visit Apple Park — the company’s 175-acre Cupertino campus that looks like a massive spaceship — please savor this stunning drone footage. The footage, taken in November, gives an aerial view of the park and some of its key attractions like the Visitor Center, the pond (which was recently filled with water), the soon-to-be completed outdoor food stations, and fitness center, as well as a larger look at the campus’ the striking architecture. The campus has a bit more work ahead…

Drones deliver everything from pizza, doughnuts, and hot dogs to coffee, tea, and Slurpees. One thing you won’t catch flying high: weed. The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control last […] The post Dreams of Weed-Delivering Drones Crushed by California Lawmakers appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek