A group of divers has had an incredible encounter forced upon them by a gentle giant whale shark.
A meeting with a whale shark, which is actually the biggest species of fish in existence according to the Nature Conservancy, is impressive as it is, this, however, was to be much bigger even than that.
As the whale shark approached one of the lone divers, he expected the giant to just glide past as they normally do, but instead, the beautiful creature gently tugged on his hand.
The diver was at first understandably confused and the dive team equally concerned for the welfare of one of their team! Just as quick as the shark had taken his hand he’d let go again once more.
As the shark slowly moved passed him now, he noticed what looked to be a huge commercial fishing rope wrapped around the animal, cutting into its fins. Check out more below