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Hero whale saves snorkeler from tiger shark in the Pacific Ocean

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Stunning images reveal the minute that a 50,000- pound humpback whale pressed a snorkeler through the water to safeguard her from a close-by shark.

The photos of Nan Hauser, 63, demonstrate how the huge sea animal pressed the whale biologist with his head and his mouth, then tucked her under its pectoral fin as well as raised her from the water on one celebration.

However, hiding near the mammal and Hauser was a 15- foot tiger shark, in addition to another whale that was moving its tail to fend off the shark.

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Thewhale biologist informed the Daily Mirror that she thinks the minute in September exposes the whale’s instinctive impulse to safeguard another types of animal.

AsHauser went back to the security of the boat, in the waters off Muri Beach, Rarotonga, the Cook Islands, the whale even returned to examine her.

Pic by Nan Hauser / Caters - (Pictured: Humpback whale pushes Nan Hauser around in the water, protecting her from shark.) - This is the heart-stopping moment when a giant, 50,000-pound humpback whale took it upon itself to push an unsuspecting snorkeler through the water, looking to protect her from a nearby SHARK. The stunning video and images Nan Hauser and her team were able to capture - including point-of-view footage - show how the whale pushed whale biologist Nan with his head and his mouth, tucked her under its pectoral fin - even lifted the biologist out of the water on one occasion. The moment, Nan, 63, said, is perhaps proof of whales intuitive nature to protect other species of animal -  including humans - something she believes has never been captured on film, and intuition the biologist compared to firemen being willing to rush into a house on fire to help save the lives of those they do not know. - SEE CATERS COPY

NanHauser was safeguarded from a shark by an enormous humpback whale.(NanHauser/Caters)

Hauser, who resides on the Cook Islands, stated to the Daily Mirror: “I wasn’t sure what the whale was up to when he approached me, and it didn’t stop pushing me around for over 10 minutes.”

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“I didn’t want to panic, because I knew that he would pick up on my fear,”Hauser informed the DailyMirror “I feel a very close kinship with animals, so despite my trepidation, I tried to stay calm and figure out how to get away from him.”

Hauser had actually never ever seen the whale prior to she got in the water that day.

Onthe biologist’s neighboring research study vessel, Hauser’s group was fretted about her, deserting their drone video footage due to the fact that, as Nan explains the minute, they “did not want to film my death.”

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Dolphins have actually been understood to show protective habits and numerous stories have actually been informed, however Hauser had never ever knowledgeable something like that with a humpback.

For over 10 minutes, Hauser stated, she was concentrated on the whale, uninformed of the shark close by.

“They truly display altruism – sometimes at the risk of losing their own lives.”

An internet user in Hawaii was just recently entrusted a big gash in her leg after she was assaulted by a tiger shark on New Year’s Eve.

ChristopherCarbone is a press reporter for FoxNew s.com. Follow him on Twitter @christocarbone.

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