GoPro: The Search for the Blue Whale - A Prelude to 'Racing Extinction'
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GoPro: The Search for the Blue Whale – A Prelude to ‘Racing Extinction’

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An in-depth short documentary and behind the scenes of the Blue Whale opening sequence from the feature film ‘Racing Extinction’.

The film will premiere worldwide on Discovery on Dec 2 at 9/8c. Visit to learn more.

Louie Psihoyos and the Oceanic Preservation Society, the same team who brought you the Academy Award winning film ‘The Cove’, bring professional freedivers and GoPro Original Productions together to film something truly unique and never captured before. A 90ft. blue whale next to a human being!

Along the way, we learn a message about how we as individuals can help save species around the world from blinking out of existence.

Filmed on location in Mexico.

Shot on the HERO3+® and HERO4® cameras from

*This short film includes archival footage and excerpts from the feature film ‘Racing Extinction’ which are not shot on GoPro.

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35 Replies to “GoPro: The Search for the Blue Whale – A Prelude to ‘Racing Extinction’”

  1. will the whale get mad if I touch it? I wanna ride it round too if possible. unless it goes too far down. i dont think it will feel me too much since its so big

  2. You can get close to Blue Whales, a hundred years ago whalers did it all the time. Now days we have more options, with salt water trolling motors, under water drones, or old school rowing up on them.

  3. Sorry other 13 minutes but real video begins at 13:13 !!! You will gasp and be set at awww !!! If you never understood the size of these creatures you’ll not know why these are called the largest animals to ever live !!! I came to understand after a short time. But damn is it Powerful !!

  4. While these films are nothing but spectacular any human contact can only hurt these creatures in the long run. The only way these creatures will not go extinct is for man to stay out of the ocean.

  5. first time i EVER cried from a youtube video. thanks youtube. ps- please get rid of the onion ninja's on video's like this.

  6. Not all humans on this planet are destructive…Most live in harmony and love…Seems the ones that have caused this problem are now trying to turn back the time…

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