Nik Weyel, captain of a tourist ship, and his 19 passengers set sail to see dolphins in New Zealand when they unexpectedly encountered a 10-meter long whale shark.
In the video, which has gone viral on Facebook, you can see how the animal, considered the largest fish in the world, approaches and passes by the ship, surprising people. “It was quite an experience to meet this shark, it was just below me,” Weyel said.
He was visibly extremely excited to come across this once in a lifetime experience, and is grateful to one of the excursion passengers Heidi who recorded the whole thing!
Watch the viral Facebook video below …