If you want to get a sense of just how large whales really are, you're in luck.

In the video, a pair of southern right whales peacefully approach a paddleboarder off the coast of Australia, looking enormous in comparison!

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Curious whales size up paddleboarder
A drone-captured video illustrates just how large whales really are.