“Got a whale of a tale to tell ya lads” Ned Land may want to add this whale of a tale to his song in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
Photographer and tour guide Sam Lawrence captured up close and personal pics with a Whale Shark off the coast of Western Australia.
The best part is the shark was really close to a tour boat but those on board were totally unaware it was there!
"I couldn't believe they missed it, it was right under their feet.
They were all eating lunch inside, they had no clue a huge whale shark was so close." Lawrence told SWNS.
He operates Whale Shark Tours where he takes tourists out on the water to see the sharks.
Lawrence dives in to take pictures of the creatures under the boat as well.
He and his crew also I.D.
The whale sharks and let customers snorkel up close to these giants of the sea.
Although these are gentle giants, they can grow nearly 40 feet long and weigh as much as a school bus.