Lurking under the surface of the vast oceans that cover our planet,are some of the most mysterious and extraordinary creatures on Earth – some of which have never been captured on film before.

If that thought keeps you anchored on the beach, there will be no judgement cast your way. However, it’s that very same thought that motivates others to dive to the deepest parts of the ocean to keep discovering new life.

Now, thanks to a woman who describes herself as a “beginner diver,” we had the pleasure of getting an up-close (and extremely rare) look at an ancient underwater giant: the megamouth shark.

This huge shark was first discovered just off the coast of Hawaii back in 1976, and it has a long track record of being camera shy. Thrillist reports there have only been a handful of sightings since its original discovery, and this is allegedly the fist-ever footage of a megashark in its natural environment.

This video was taken off the coast of Komodo Island in Indonesia. The shark fits its nickname of “alien shark” due to its strange appearance, but is it just us, or does it kind of look like a ginormous trout?

Image is a screenshot from the YouTube video

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