Long distance ocean swimmer Adam Walker was midway through his crossing of New Zealand’s Cook Strait when he saw a great white shark approach him from below. The British athlete was raising funds for a group focused on whale and dolphin conservation.
Suddenly, a pod of dolphins swam up and surrounded him, seemingly focused on human conservation.
A crew on his assist boat recorded the event and posted it on YouTube reporting that the dolphins stayed with Adam for more than an hour, close enough for him to touch.
“Incredible,” one woman is heard exclaiming as she recorded.
A swim coach, Walker is tackling the hardest 7 oceans in the world, “the Oceans Seven” to raise money and awareness for Stop Whaling. He is set to be the first British person to complete the Oceans Seven and only four people in the world have completed it so far. With the English Channel, Gibraltar Straits, Catalina Channel, Molokai Strait, Tsugaru Strait and now the Cook Strait under his belt, Adams final swim of the seven takes place this August in the Irish Sea.