Divers dwarfed by enormous sunfish

ViralHogPublished: October 9, 2015Updated: March 21, 2016162 viewsVirality: 72%
Published: October 9, 2015Updated: March 21, 2016

Location: Ilha de Santa Maria, Açores, Portugal

Occurrence Date: September 26, 2015

Info From Licensor: "A few days before, my camera was damaged when the underwater housing flooded. The bad luck was compensated when diving with a GoPro I saw the giant Sunfish almost at surface level and practically static. The Sunfish seemed not to be bothered by our presence at all and followed us for 15 minutes."

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This rare footage of a gigantic sunfish was captured on film by photographer Miguel Pereira off the coast of Portugal. The huge creature dwarfs the divers as it swims past. The slow-moving fish and clear water allow for some spectacular close-ups of this amazing animal.

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    clay · 32 weeks ago

    funny fish

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    SapphireIce · 8 weeks ago

    Yeah, it sure *looks* like it was "following you". ~rme~ You guys surrounded it at every turn it tried to make, even blocking him right in his face with your camera's, forcing him to move in the opposite direction. These poor creatures that have to put up with your selfish harassment... just sad.