Even though whale sharks are known for being friendly, they are still the world’s largest species of fish and this makes them quite scary. Just the fact that they have “shark” in their name should send shivers down your spine, but this isn’t the case for a photographer named Tom Cannon who took some incredible photos when a whale shark came next to his boat.

20. Fun Boat Ride

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Tom Cannon was taking a boat ride with his friends on the coast of Ningaloo Reef. The weather was amazing and the boat ride was going great. However, everything changed when this next thing happened.

19. Huge Whale Sharks

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As the photographer was enjoying the boat ride, something huge started moving underwater. While it might be obvious that it’s a whale shark, you won’t believe how big it is!

18. Friendly Sharks

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Even though whale sharks are huge in size, they are actually quite friendly. There are many unbelievable pictures of divers swimming next to them.

17. Underwater Beast

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Moving back to our Tom Cannon’s story, something huge started moving underwater and the boat’s crew got scared. You won’t believe what happened next.

16. The Whale Shark Shows Up

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Out of nowhere, this huge whale shark came out the water. This terrified everyone because they had no idea what was about to happen. Luckily, the photographer took out his camera and started snapping pictures.

15. Terrifying Moment

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Can you imagine how terrifying it must be for the people on the small boat to see a huge fish coming out the water? I for one would definitely be scared, what about you?

14. Brave Photographer

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Instead of getting scared, Tom Cannon pulled his camera out and started taking pictures. The next picture is unbelievable!

13. The Whale Shark Is Huge

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As you can clearly see, the shark whale was so big that it made the boat look like a toy. What the whale shark did next surprised everyone.

12. Amazing Pictures

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Even though the huge fish was quite scary, Tom Cannon didn’t stop from taking pictures and he managed to capture this amazing shot!

11. Scary Movie

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This whale shark encounter is starting to feel more like a scary movie to me. While it might look amazing, I don’t know if I would really like to experience this moment. Would you be scared too?

10. The Crew Doesn’t Know How To React

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The boat’s crew didn’t know how to react to this encounter and they just stood there and admired the huge whale shark. This is a once in a lifetime experience and they wanted to enjoy it.

9. Underwater Beast

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Even though their big size makes them look quite terrifying, we need to admit that they are amazing. While I might not be that keen to get in the water with a whale shark, I can’t deny that these pictures look amazing.

8. Amazing Moment

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Tom Cannon’s encounter with the whale shark was incredible, but there are many other people who love getting in the water with them. Make sure to keep scrolling because the upcoming pictures are going to leave you in awe.

7. Mouth Wide Open

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If this picture doesn’t seem amazing to you, then you surely need to check out what’s coming next!

6. Friendly Shark

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While sharks are not known for being friendly, this whale shark loves swimming with people. Just keep on reading and you will see what I am talking about.

5. Brave Divers

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Can you imagine how much courage it would take to dive with this huge underwater beast?

4. Underwater Activity

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This picture shows us just how big whale sharks can get. Nonetheless, being able to go underwater and spend time with fish like this is one of the coolest things about diving.

3. Would You Ever Do It?

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Would you ever swim right next to a huge fish? The next photo is even more amazing than this one!

2. Awesome Experience

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The divers are taking a huge risk by going underwater and swimming next to whale sharks, but the risk is worth it because they get such an amazing experience in return.

1. Scary and Amazing Experience

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What do you think of Tom Cannon’s encounter with the whale shark? Was it amazing or scary? I think the answer is both!

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