Humpback whale nearly swallows diver

Luckily the whale moved around him

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Humpback Whale Nearly Swallows Diver in Barents Sea

A diver in the Barents Sea had a close call when a humpback whale rammed into a bait ball of fish just feet away on 13 November.

Despite the shock of coming within touching distance of the whale's jaws, the videographer, Patrick Dykstra, told Storyful that 'there was not as much danger as it would appear.'

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"I was swimming with killer whales when this humpback whale suddenly came charging up and landed on me," Dykstra told Storyful.

"The whale knew exactly what he was doing and moved to avoid me... These creatures are so smart."

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