Terrifying Images Of the Ocean That Will Make You Never Want To Swim Again - American Upbeat

Terrifying Images Of the Ocean That Will Make You Never Want To Swim Again

Swimming seems fun and all, right? The sand on your feet, wind in your hair, and it’s just the ocean, with you enjoying a moment that seems so calm and surreal. Yeah, it’s true, spending time swimming in the ocean can be quite calming. BUT, while the ocean is truly a wonder, it’s also home to some the most terrifying sights known to man

Check out the photos on the following pages if you want to see stuff that will make you think twice about swimming in the ocean ever again.

The photo above shows just how vast the ocean really is.

Fun fact: Approximately 70% of the surface of the planet is made up of the ocean, and yet, more than 90 percent of it remains unexplored and a mystery. Now, let that sink in.

The biggest of all the animals on the planet found on land, it can be found swimming happily in the ocean.

Blue whales are known to grow to lengths of over 100 feet and could weigh more than 180 tons when fully matured. To give you an idea just how big they can be, blue whales can grow to be as long as a Boeing 737 plane, which are among the longest planes today, and weigh as much as 2,000 average men.

Well, don’t be afraid, it’s just kelp. But hey, we wouldn’t really blame you if you ran for the hills if you saw this in real life. We’d probably do the same!

Have you ever seen an octopus that big? No? Well, most people haven’t. But, as scary as the thought of seeing an octopus as big as that may be, what’s scarier is that the octopus on the above isn’t even the biggest. Case in point, the Giant Pacific Octopus are known to grow up to lengths of 16 feet and weigh as much as 110 pounds, with the largest ever recorded setting the bar at 30 feet and more than 600 pounds.

While the basking shark does not feed on people, but rather on planktons, it’s still not really comforting knowing that a creature with a mouth that can open as wide as that can be swimming just right under you at any moment.

Again, as scary and large the stingray on the photo may look like, others have been caught and documented to be much larger. For example, back in 2015, a stingray weighing nearly 800 pounds became the largest freshwater fish ever caught by rod and line. The stingray came in with a measured length of 14 feet and width of 8 feet and took nearly two hours to reel in.

To be honest, we’d probably have run – or swam – away if we ever saw a stingray as big as that caught in our line.

Snakes on land are scary enough, but did you know that most are excellent swimmers too?

Does anybody have any clue what that creature is? Wait, on second thought, never mind. The mere fact that it lives in the water is enough to scare us, and probably, most people from ever stepping into the ocean again.

Do you know what that is? That’s a BIG NOPE. That’s what it is.

Most people believe jellyfish to be usually small, and for the most part, it’s true. It’s just that some species grow up to be humongous, like the lion man’s jellyfish, which are known to achieve bell diameters of well over 2 meters and tentacles whose lengths can trail as long as 30 meters or more!

As if the ocean wasn’t deep enough as it, right?

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