Paddleboarder gets knocked off board in close encounter with whales off coast of Argentina

Global News published this video item, entitled “Paddleboarder gets knocked off board in close encounter with whales off coast of Argentina” – below is their description.

Two paddleboarders made the sighting of their lives when a dozen whales swam next to them near the coastal town of Monte Hermoso, Argentina on Tuesday.

In the videos, one of them can be seen petting a whale. In another shot, the other paddleboarder is knocked off his board by one of the pod members.

The men, who did not identify the species of the whales, said they never felt fear, but instead an immense feeling of joy.

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Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south.

With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, the second largest in South America after Brazil, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation by area.

Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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