Although summer is quickly coming to a close, if you live near a beach, it can be tempting to go for a swim every once and a while. The weather may be slightly cooler, but there are still many more weeks of warm weather ahead of us.
No matter how many times you lay your eyes on it, the ocean always manages to be an unknown wonder of the world. Despite millions of people working on or in the ocean everyday, much of it remains a mystery to us. There are many fish that man has yet to ever see. With that mystery comes some spooky things about the ocean. Things that we simply cannot imagine can be swimming right next to us!
These 12 photos will most certainly make you think twice before going for a swim.
The Vastness of the Deep Blue
Never before has a photo so perfectly captured how unending the ocean can be. Not only does it extend as far as the eye can see, but even below us the ocean can run for many miles. The unknown gives us chills, but also a bit of fear. What lurks underneath?
The ocean is home to many absolutely gigantic sea animals. You can see that this whale makes the boat full of people look like a toy compared to its size, extending for at least a hundred feet. The whale is both mesmerizing and frightening at the same time!
What Lies Below The Surface?
Right below the surface looks like many arms of the octopus army, or perhaps the kraken. Thankfully it’s just a lot of kelp, but if we’re being honest we would run as far away as possible if we saw this!
What has 8 arms and is bigger than a human?
I have never seen an octopus even close to this big. This man is much braver than I. Those arms would terrify me! What would you do?
A Fish Nightmare
I’m pretty certain this horrifying creature is straight out of my nightmares. I don’t know what I would do if I ever saw this face-to-face. Probably faint.
Big Sting Ray
Sting rays are very majestic, but most of the ones we know about are quite small. This gigantic sting ray certainly shows a new side though! The woman looks more like a teddy bear next to this giant beast!
Nope. Nope. NOPE. NOPE.
Snakes on land already freak us out, but gigantic snakes hiding beneath the waters? Yeah no thanks, I’ll stick to the land.
What the h*ck is this?!
Look, we have no idea what this creature is, but it looks a lot like a gigantic slug and that’s enough for us to say we will never wake into a body of water that is the home of even one of these things.
Snakes are bad enough on land, but the waters underneath the sea are somehow bigger and even more intimidating.
When we usually think of jellyfish, we think of a jelly-like creature that is at best, 4 feet long. However this jelly fish that is around the size of a hot air balloon certainly puts a new spin on a big jelly fish. We can’t imagine getting stuck in its many tendrils. EeK!
Don’t Look Down
We’re not sure how deep this hole goes, but we are most certainly not interested in finding out what horrifying creatures live in the complete darkness.
[Jaws Theme Plays]
We’ve all seen Jaws, we know exactly how this ends!
While the ocean certainly has a unique beauty that cannot be found anywhere else, these pictures have certainly made us reconsider if we really want to swim through it. Who knows what other scary creatures live in it?