ANNA MARIA, Fla. (WFLA) — A boat captain shared a stunning image of his close encounter with a whale shark in the Gulf of Mexico on June 6.

Captain David White of Anna Maria Charters told the Islander he was about 40 miles off the coast of Anna Maria Island when he spotted the sea creature among a pod of sharks. He shared a photo on Instagram.

The shark was estimated to be about 30-feet long.