Clarke Gayford has shared the jaw-dropping moment he got a little too close and personal with a whale shark on a fishing trip.
He shared an incredible photo of the encounter on Twitter, taken in Rarotonga as he visits the Pacific Islands with partner Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
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"On any other day landing a 40kg yellowfin tuna would be the day's peak," the self-proclaimed 'first man' of New Zealand tweeted on Thursday evening.
"But getting accidently rolled and pinned against a boat today by an overly amorous whale shark mic-drops that."
Mr Gayford, who hosts TV programme Fish of the Day, also shared a photo of the massive tuna.
He frequently shares his photos of his sea adventures online, and recently opened up about another close-call he had in the water. Before he met Ms Ardern, his friends pulled him unconscious from the water in Niue after he ran into trouble while diving.