This world-first picture shows a top British diver captured alongside the planet’s biggest ever animal - a blue whale.
The startling new image taken last month is the first ever to show a human and a whole blue whale in the same shot together.
Many have battled hard to achieve the feat, but due to the size of the whales have only come up with shots showing divers and parts of the animals.
Team members of Scubazoo - a pioneering British dive company based in Malaysia - spent a gruelling 200 hours diving eight-hours-per-day for 25 days trawling the ocean around Sri Lanka in order to witness these incredible moments.
The country has just recovered from decades of civil war - but it’s coastlines are now drawing scientists and marine experts from around the world because the new-found peace there has finally made exploration safe.
British cameraman Roger Munns, 35, from Cornwall, was photographed byJason Isley, 40, from Essex, making contact with the giant of the seas at around 10 metres depth.
Roger said: “It was amazing. It was murky so we didn’t see the whale until the last minute, and it travelled so fast. The encounter only lasted about 45 seconds and then it was gone. But all those hours waiting were worth it.”