Giant whale shark encounters school of small fish—but watch closely how it ‘surfs’ on top of them

Off the coast of Tanzania, a whale shark, the largest species of fish in the world, feeds while gliding through the water—and it has a “few” incredible friends with it.

The largest whale shark ever recorded was an astonishing 41.5 feet long. On average, they grow to be 25 feet long and weigh 20 tonnes. They are currently considered endangered.

But what is most impressive about this footage is not the fish’s size, but how it’s quite literally “surfing” on a bed of fish.

Accompanying the giant beast are what look like tens of thousands of Indian Mackerel.

Each fish is approximately 10-inches in length and they swarm around the whale feeding on macroplankton.

These incredible creatures regularly gather off the coast of Mafia Island, Tanzania where this stunning footage was shot.

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