There's something meditative about watching whales slowly glide through the water. They're huge animals, yet so graceful in their movements.

This video filmed by Blue Ocean Whale Watch while the group was spotting the whales from a cliff above, shows three cow and calf pairs, plus a bottlenose dolphin, gliding through a kelp forest. It's just the kind of calm you need for a mental health break on a busy workday. Be sure to have the sound on, as the waves add a lot to the peaceful effect.

Jaymi Heimbuch ( @jaymiheimbuch ) focuses on wildlife conservation and animal news from her home base in San Francisco.

Gray whales swim through kelp in this zen-inducing video
Enjoy a meditative moment courtesy of a gray whale family swimming off California's coast.