Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

Australian Guy Rides DEAD Whale, And Then Sharks Show Up For Lunch.

Some people will do anything for a good picture. They'll walk to the edge of an unstable cliff or try to cuddle up next to a lion. Unfortunately, some of them get injured or even lose their lives in the process.

In 2014, Harrison Williams of Perth spotted a deceased humpback whale off the coast of western Australia. There were sharks circling the area and feeding off the remains, including one that was estimated to be at least 20 feet.

Williams, who was 26 years old at the time, took a boat to get closer to the whale. He jumped into the water, made a short swim over to it and climbed on top of the body. Despite being in the middle of a Jaws-like scene, he returned to the boat unharmed. His worried friends were able to capture some footage.

The young man has received widespread criticism from social media users for his actions.

Unless you're an avid whale watcher or live close enough to the beach, your chances of seeing a whale are probably small.

If you do see one of these majestic creatures, you might snap a photo or lock the moment into your memory. In 2014, an Australian man saw floating on water.

Unless you're an avid whale watcher or live close enough to the beach, your chances of seeing a whale are probably small.

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It was a sad scene as the whale was already dead.

The whale pictured here is a humpback whale. This species can grow up to 52 feet. On average, they weigh somewhere between 30 to 50 tons.

It was a sad scene as the whale was already dead.

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Here's a look at the man, Harrison Williams, jumping into the water.

Williams is an athlete and a surfer, so he didn't appear to be nervous when he swam toward the whale. He said he wanted to see if he could help but it was too late.

Here's a look at the man, Harrison Williams, jumping into the water.

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Onlookers captured video and photos of the whole thing.

He then decided to take advantage of the situation. He climbed onto the carcass and stood on top as though he was surfing.

Onlookers captured video and photos of the whole thing.

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This is how close the boat was to the carcass.

In a video shown on local news, his friends could be heard warning him about the nearby sharks. Williams was reportedly not worried about them because they were busy feeding on the whale.

This is how close the boat was to the carcass.

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