TONGA – Swimming with Whales Underwater

TONGA – Swimming with Whales Underwater

In this 10 minute mini documentary, Thurston Photo takes you on the experience of a lifetime; swimming with the gentle giants of the sea in the beautiful …



  1. Joan Newlands

    Thank you, Ollie! How wonderful that your dream to swim with the whales has come true. I think that the whales can somehow hear our hearts yearning to see them…So, I will keep believing that one day my dream will come true too!

  2. Grecia Garcia

    Beautiful Breathtaking Experience! Such Gentle Creatures. ๐Ÿ˜ I loved watching every minute of this video I want to travel to Tonga and break away from the routine!! Thank you SO much for sharing this wonderful moment! ๐Ÿ˜†

  3. Elm TreeABC

    The calf could tell its parents were comfortable, so it was too. The calf doesn't know anything about people in the water, and God willing it will live a long and happy life and not get caught in fishing lines that greedy humans leave, unsafely around the oceans.

    Beautiful pictures!

  4. David E Johnson

    There is a video somewhere on here that showed a juvenile humpback in no doubt his/her first migration to wherever, and it swam too close to shore and beached itself…they were unable to get back into the water! Iโ€™m sure it died…broke my heart!! Whales are the true giants of the sea!!! We gotta figure out a way to keep those damn japanese from killing and eating them…might be the reason for their earthquakes!!!

  5. MrsMJfan1

    so beautifully shot and explained! I spent a week swimming with the whales this year and is such a life changing experience. We had some special time with a very curious calf and her Mum and escort and she too swum clumsily over to me again and again and again (It felt like I was her favourite!!) – Mum turned to me at one point and rolled on her back within inches of me and you are right, they are so situationally aware it is just amazing. No words can really explain but your video did great justice to the experience. Thank you.

  6. Andre Lloyd

    Man has sadly unkowingly evolved into being the most detached from wildlife and nature than any other species – A primal reconnection to animals and the natural world in all its glory and splendour is what can save – reconnect & resurrect our souls and the planet !

  7. Tinkerbell Blue

    Most beautiful video ever ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

  8. Aro Ha

    It's paradise because Tongan people live on only what they need not what they want. See the ocean is beautiful and clean because it's not littered with tones and tones of human waste and rubbish. Polynesia is the pearl of the world in my opinion

  9. Liz Lzz

    Whales are so gentle and beautiful, I really hate that Japan is allowing to kill them again… I mean wtf?!?!? Whales are so important, I don't know about you guys, but people who kills whales deserves the worst!

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