Ocean Giants series BBC | Valdez peninsula


This was an epic journey across the seven seas, where we came face to face with the most extraordinary whales and dolphins.


Didier Noirot and Doug Allan shared with us some close encounters with these Ocean Giants. One particular expedition, to Valdez Peninsula, brought Didier right under the belly of a 70 tons right whale.

Under the whale

Photographs DR

“The environment became totally dark when I was between the whale and the sand with less than 2 feet of space, but the whale never touched me”