Diver Maxin Ketser was in Ko-Chang, Thailand, when he caught the incredible sight of a whale shark coasting through the waters, flanked and followed by an army of small fish.
“Whilst here, I saw whale sharks, fish swallows, fish hedgehog and turtles,” he told StoryTrender.
“I wasn’t scared when I saw the whale shark as they are nice and kind.
“And despite it being massive, it was not the largest specimen – but in this proximity it was very impressive.
“The whale shark was interested in us!” he said.
Whale sharks are some of the largest creaturesin the ocean—the largest fish, actually—and can reach over 40 feet in length.
Despite their gigantic size, they mostly eat plankton, scooping up these and other tiny plants as they swim along with their big mouths open—they are filter feeders.