Daunting photos that will make you fear the ocean

How often do you go to the beach? Coastal vacations are pretty popular, especially if you live somewhere that doesn’t have great weather. There are places in the world that are nice all year round, whether you’re visiting in spring, summer, autumn or even winter. If you’re someone who isn’t a huge fan of the cold, taking a trip to a sunny climate where you can do nothing but relax on the beach is incredible. Plus, there’s so much more on offer aside from just soaking up the sun. Things like diving and surfing are only really available at the beach, and they make for some incredible experiences. However, spending too much time in the ocean can come back to bite you… literally. You never know what’s hiding under the water, and some people who’ve gone out into the sea have never come back. You’re always taking your safety in your hands whenever you go in the water, even if you’re only going for a quick dip. Think we’re overdramatic? You might be surprised by the close encounters people have had down below.

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Water is a pretty essential part of life. No wonder it covers so much of the planet. Around 71% of the Earth’s land surface is taken up by water. Considering the rate of erosion, as well as the melting of the ice caps raising sea levels, that percentage is likely to increase over the years. Of that 71%, over 96% makes up the various oceans that surround the continents. That’s a vast proportion of land mass, most of which we’ll never reach. You might see it out of a plane window or over the side of a cruise ship, but we’re never going to go for a swim in it. There’s a good reason for that.


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Most of the deadliest creatures thrive out in this unpopulated stretch of water, although they’re not simply restricted to these areas. There are plenty of terrifying animals that manage to make their way to the shores of some of the most prominent tourist destinations. It’s not often that they get this close to civilization, but anything’s possible. If they’re hungry for new prey, sometimes fish just won’t cut it. They want something bigger.

There’s more to fear about the ocean than just what lives inside it, but they make up a pretty substantial amount of the dangers lurking beneath the surface. You often hear about animal attacks in the water, because they’re relatively uncommon. However, while they might be rare, they can happen to anyone. The next time you go out for a quick swim on vacation, you could be enjoying your final moments.

Still not sure there’s much to worry about? These photos might change your mind. The perils awaiting you under the water are far greater than you can ever comprehend.

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