Friday, August 9, 2013

Video: Snorkeler Gets Hit by Whale Shark's Tail

Whale shark hits swimmer with tail.
When watching videos of people swimming with whale sharks there seems to be one commonality, they all want to get very close.  In this case, a swimmer ends up too close to a passing whale shark and gets a light hit by the shark's tail.

So what do you do when you get bumped by a whale shark?  You immediately surface and proudly proclaim in a laughing voice, "It hit me!"

Judging by her video description where she states, "best day of my life", I think it is fair to say that the encounter did not cause any injuries.

It sure looks like they had a great day swimming with the whale sharks and you just have to love the visibility.

The swimmer gets bumped at the 2:06 mark.  Video uploaded to Youtube by Lauren Southard and is 3:28 in length.
Photo is screenshot from video.