'No point feeling sorry for yourself': Wheelchair-bound man's incredible career

It's the footage that captivated the world - a standup paddleboarder floating above two southern right whales.

The video is spectacular, and the man behind it is even more extraordinary.

Jaimen Hudson is a 27-year-old tetraplegic from Esperance, in Western Australia.

Esperance tetraplegic Jaimen Hudson is receiving global acclaim for his drone footage controlled from his wheelchair. Picture: Today Tonight

His life was turned upside down months before his 18th birthday, when he was thrown from his motorbike, landing on his head.

“I’m paralysed, basically from the armpits down. So I don’t have any feeling from that point down, I can't open and close my hands but I manage to get around in a chair,” he told Today Tonight.

“At the time it was a terrible thing and I still wish it didn’t happen, but I’m just trying to make the best of a bad situation, really.”

Jaimen's footage of a standup paddleboarder floating above two southern right whales has captivated the world. Picture: Today Tonight

“There’s no point sitting at home feeling sorry for yourself. You've gotta push on with what's happened and do the best you can,” he said.

With the news he would never walk again, Mr Hudson found his own way to fly using drone photography - and the world took notice.

He calls himself the 'quadriplegic with a quad-copter' and his footage has made him pretty famous

Jaimen Hudson is a 27-year-old tetraplegic from Esperance, in Western Australia. Picture: Today Tonight

He films one-of-a kind moments guiding the drone controls by the weight in his hands.

Mr Hudson's work is now in hot demand, with international brands requesting videos and prints of his spectacular sceneries.

“People are just like ‘is that real?’ and it makes you realise how lucky we are to live here,” he said.

At 17 years of age Jaimen was thrown from his motorbike, landing on his head and never walked again. Picture: Today Tonight

“On YouTube it's had about 6-7 million [views] now, and across social media platforms much more than that so that really got me out there.

“I’ve licensed my footage to a lot of different documentary films, a lot of my stuff was used by a McDonald's ad in Sweden last year, so [it’s] just real random stuff.”

Jaimen's work is now in hot demand, with international brands requesting videos and prints of his spectacular sceneries. Picture: Today Tonight

His breathtaking videos have also helped put Esperance on the map, attracting international tourists to the region keen to see the picturesque landscapes for themselves.

While he'll spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, Mr Hudson believes he has the best place in the world in the palm of his hand.

Mr Hudson is currently working on a documentary with Netfix.