Whale Protects Diver From Approaching Shark In Amazing Video

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Nature and Travel On 10th January 2018

Incredible footage has emerged of a 50,000-pound humpback whale protecting a diver from a shark.

The hypnotizing footage was filmed in the waters off Muri Beach, Rarotonga, of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific.

Whale biologist Nan Hauser said that it was proof of the animal’s intuitive protective nature


The 50,000lb mammal can also be seen tucking the 63-year-old under its pectoral fin and it even lifts the biologist out of the water at one point.

The pictures of Nan Hauser, 63, show how the massive sea creature pushed the whale biologist with his head and his mouth, then tucked her under its pectoral fin and even lifted her out of the water on one occasion.

Thanks to the 14-meter-long whale’s actions, when Nan is briefly pushed above the water, she gets a chance to alert her team to the nearby danger.

Nan says that out of shot, another whale was using his tail and slapping the water to divert the shark away, she told the Mirror.


As Nan returned to the safety of the boat, in the waters off Muri Beach, Rarotonga, the Cook Islands, the whale even came back to check on her.

She said to the Daily Mirror: "I wasn’t sure what the whale was up to when he approached me, and it didn’t stop pushing me around for over 10 minutes."

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