What do you think about when you think of sea creatures? Do you perhaps think of beautiful tropical fish, like in Finding Nemo? How about the friendly and intelligent dolphins that so many of us long to go and swim with? They’re adorable and the thought of diving into the ocean to meet these beautiful creatures face to face is a dream for many of us. But what about the other side of underwater creatures that live beneath the waves? Trust me, life under the sea isn’t what it was made out to be in The Little Mermaid!
Yes, life under the sea might seem whimsical if you look at it through the lens of a colourful children’s movie, but the reality is a lot more frightening! There’s so many terrifying creatures lurking under the water that we might want to rethink our dreams to go scuba diving. And the ocean isn’t the only place that’s hiding horrifying creatures, even big lakes and rivers may be hiding horrors of their own underneath the surface. It’s not something you’re going to want to think about if you’re ever near one!
So what exactly are we so frightened of when we think of the creatures that lurk in the deep? Well today we’re going to take a look at some photographs of the most horrifying sights that you’ll only ever see underwater. Hold onto your hats, people, because you’re not going to be able to go back in the water for the rest of your life!
1. A shark with a mouth that wide can’t be good news for anyone!
Who knew sharks could get their mouths open this wide? That thing could swallow you whole and you wouldn’t even know about it until you were half way down it’s throat! And we can’t even see it’s teeth in this shot, but you know they’re going to hurt when that huge mouth finally clamps down around you!
2. What is this person doing? Get away from that thing!
What on Earth would possess you to dive sown and take a picture of a giant snake that could completely crush you and swallow you whole in minutes? Seriously, this person is way too close to that giant monster, just looking at this is making me really scared for his wellbeing! How do you get out of a situation like that/
3. Okay so how many rows of teeth does this hideous monster really need?
This thing is a frilled shark and each one of their teeth has three points to it. Three. Three points. What creature really needs teeth with three points? Only one that’s going to kill you in the most painful was possible, by the looks of things. If I never get anywhere near one of these things, I’ll be very pleased with my life.