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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.

Today, I became one of first 5 people to swim with humpback whales on the West Coast of Australia..ever! Seeing with my own eyes large fish such as Great White and Whale Sharks was absolutely incredible but there is something about seeing a whale underwater in the flesh that was so much more magical. This was the best view anyone got all day and I'm so lucky to have the opportunity to do this. Just...awesome! Selfie attempted failed hard though! :D #humpbackwhale #humpback #whale #swimwithwhales #ningalooreef #ningaloo #wildlife #mammal #bucketlist #travelling #exmouth #westernaustralia #australia #wow #awesome #indianocean #gopro

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The trial will continue until November.

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