A Diver Had An Idea Many Would Call Ridiculous. But He Went Ahead With It And… It’s EPIC.

Sometimes you just wonder at the kinds of things people do, or even consider doing. And I guess some would feel that way about what this diver did. But once you’ve seen the photos that follow, I think you may change your mind.

Masa Ushioda, the photographer, tells us that the huge 52 ft humpback whale you are about to see actually enjoyed human company. Here is what she says:

This particular female humpback whale — with the white belly — was extremely friendly and very curious about us humans. She extended her pectoral fins to us repeatedly and sought for physical contact.

Sure enough, what followed was the most unique handshake you will ever see…

1. The moment a humpback whale ‘shakes hands’ with a diver off the coast of Hawaii.

A Diver Had An Idea Many Would Call Ridiculous. But He Went Ahead With It And... It's EPIC.

Source: The Daily Mail.

2. The female whale that ‘shook the hand’ of the diver seemed quite content to swim with him and his friend.

A Diver Had An Idea Many Would Call Ridiculous. But He Went Ahead With It And... It's EPIC.

Source: The Daily Mail.

3. The divers encountered several humpback whales during their swim.

A Diver Had An Idea Many Would Call Ridiculous. But He Went Ahead With It And... It's EPIC.

Source: The Daily Mail.

4. Humpback whale encounter.

A Diver Had An Idea Many Would Call Ridiculous. But He Went Ahead With It And... It's EPIC.

Source: The Daily Mail.

5. Humpback whale encounter.

A Diver Had An Idea Many Would Call Ridiculous. But He Went Ahead With It And... It's EPIC.

Source: The Daily Mail.

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