Water activities like swimming, kayaking, and surfing can be relaxing for many. There’s just something calming about reconnecting with nature while splashing around in a lake or the ocean… that is, if you can forget about the hidden terrors lurking beneath the surface.
Here are 15 absolutely terrifying images of people enjoying water sports alongside the creatures of the deep. You might want to stick to a pool after looking at these!
Paddle faster. Faster!
Diving into an underwater black hole sounds like fun, sure.
That sting’s gonna leave a mark.
Clearly, this man is not familiar with one of the best films to come out of 1997: Anaconda.
For the love of God, throw it back.
Welp, this isn’t going to end well.
You know you have a problem when you need to fly a thousand feet into the sky just to fit it all in the shot.
One of the perks of reaching nirvana: the ability to remain perfectly calm while a giant manta ray tries to roundhouse-kick you in the face.
The good news is that this basking shark has such tiny teeth, they’re useless. The bad news… well, that should be obvious by now.
Octopuses weren’t scary to us, but then we saw this photo.
The light at the end of the tunnel isn’t always a good thing.
Hasn’t Blake Lively taught you anything, bro?
That’s actually algae and not a giant tentacle monster, but it’s still pretty frightening.
Sometimes, the silence and stillness of the ocean is more unsettling than anything else.
That’s a blue whale, the largest animal on earth. Let’s hope she doesn’t need to come up for air anytime soon.
Good luck getting these images out of your head the next time you’re invited to the beach! As for us, we’ll probably stay on dry land from now on.
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