We are all fascinated by the seas and the secrets that these large bodies of water hold. Although the vast oceans interest us, we also can’t help but fear it. Do you have Thalassophobia? These images might confirm it.
Thalassophobia is the intense fear of the sea as well as sea travel. It also includes the fear of being in large bodies of water, of the sea’s vast emptiness, of the sea waves, and even of being far away from land. People also describe it as the intense feeling that there is something lurking in the depths, waiting for the right time to strike. Are you ready to test yourself? Hold your breath and take a dive into these unnerving photos.
#1. The Clueless Surfer.
Here’s something that could happen in real life.
#2. The Underwater Cliff.
#3. What’s THAT?
Is it an eye? Of course, it’s an eye! It’s photoshopped, but still unnerving.
#4. That Irrational Fear About Sharks In A Pool.
When your nightmares actually come true.
#5. Just Another Shark, NBD.
It looks like it’s minding its own business, right?
#6. That’s Awesome But Also Scary.
Also, probably not a good idea.
#7. The Underwater Sign
Why did they put a sign all the way down there in the first place?
#8. “OH HAI!”
The shark just wanted to say hello to these nighttime boaters.
#9. What’s THAT? Part 2
It’s just a seal but it doesn’t look very happy to see you.
#10. Not What You’d Expect In The Water.
In addition to several shipwrecks, there are a lot of planes hiding at the bottom of the ocean.
#11. It’s Not Just The Big Critters That You Have To Worry About.
A tiny drop of seawater, magnified 25x times (photo by David Liittschwager https://t.co/BNavJA7DXj ) pic.twitter.com/k7tviwhbtw
— Vitorino Ramos (@ViRAms) May 15, 2016
#12. Just Beneath The Surface.
The look in that fish’s eye is terrifying.
#13. Dark Water = Pure Fear
There’s probably nothing under that baby’s feet but we’re not taking any chances.
#14. “There Are Bigger Fish In The Ocean.”
"Thalassophobia" – The fear of deep #water
nature #travel photography animals pic.twitter.com/XaFOG1tiIq
— Bonfire Pictures (@BonfirePictures) November 25, 2018
#15. Remember The Underwater Cliff? Here’s A Different Angle.
#16. Too Many To Count.
Not sticking around to find out, anyway.
#17. You’re Not The Only One Catching Catfish.
OK, that’s just too scary.
#18. Is That Nessie?
The Loch Ness monster finally smiles for the camera.
#19. More Sharks.
Because why not?
#20. Just One Shark, But Still Scarier Than A Group Of Sharks.
Must be all the teeth.
#21. This Is Breathtaking And Terrifying At The Same Time.
#22. So Is This.
Just a reminder of how tiny you truly are.
#23. The Nope Hole.
#24. Sharks Aren’t The Only Scary Creatures In The Ocean.
Sometimes gigantic squids can be terrifying, too.
#25. Look Closely.