People Are Diving With Humpback Whales And The Pictures Are Incredible

Whale FOMO is a thing and we've got it bad.

08/08/2016 12:27 PM AEST | Updated 08/08/2016 3:17 PM AEST
Rory Hodgkinson
You can swim with whales in WA for the next four months as part of a government trial.

It's only been a week since a trial began allowing people to swim with humpback whales in Western Australia and already the photos and videos being shared are unbelievable.

The four-month trial started in August, allowing for 11 tour operators at Coral Bay and Exmouth to take groups of five into the water with the whales as they make their annual migration south.

Environment Minister Albert Jacob said 200 people booked in the first week. These are some of the photos and videos they've captured.

It has been a work in progress trialling swimming with humpback whales in WA and today's tour was the culmination of a weeks worth of dedication & innovation to create the opportunity for an amazing underwater experience - a beautiful pair of humpback whales swam past guests in shallow water and this guy turned belly up and cruised past with full eye contact. this is only the beginning! @liveningaloo @australiascoralcoast #tourismwa #ningalooreef #thisiswa

A photo posted by Soul & Sea Photography (@soulandsea_photography) on

The trial will continue until November.

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