Jaimen Hudson

'Paddleboarding with whales' pilot and cameraman

Jaimen Hudson is the drone pilot and social media sensation responsible for ‘paddle boarding with whales’ off the western coast of Australia.

I have always been passionate about the outdoors… As a youth my days were filled with solo sporting activities like riding dirt bikes, skateboarding, surfing and scuba diving.

The ocean in particular has always been such a major part of my life. My earliest memories are of days out on the water with my Mum and Dad as they taught students how to dive.

At the age of 10 it was my turn to be one of those students. Learning to dive only added to my love of the ocean. I always wanted to be on it, in it, or near it.

In 2008 I had a motorcycle accident that left me a Quadriplegic and confined to a wheelchair. After my accident I found it hard to find a hobby as the activities I use to love like diving and surfing were no longer possible.

Late in 2014 I began getting very interested in drone photography & videography. I was wary of purchasing one because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to use the remote controller due to my reduced hand function.

Eventually in February 2015 I purchased a Phantom 2 and coupled it with a GoPro camera, I was hooked right away! I now use the Phantom 3 Professional and really enjoy taking still images and videos with it.

I have been lucky enough to be featured in several publications including “The Huffington Post” and “Sydney Morning Herald”.

For more information check out Jaimen’s footage on Youtube and Instagram.

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