At first this video looks like standard travel fare: some friends going down to Baja, having a look around. Then, at 1:22, they’re in a boat petting a whale. A whale!

It’s right next to the boat and they reach out and touch it like it’s a curious puppy. And maybe it sort of is, because it’s a baby whale. Then mama shows up β€” she’s huge β€” and… everything’s still fine! It’s totally amazing to me. I know whales calve there but I didn’t know it was like a petting zoo. Is this a normal thing down there? Seems like it. At 3:30 the video goes back to friends hanging out, playing music, etc., like it’s no big deal.

Freakin’ whales!