WATCH: Paddle Boarder Gets Up Close and Personal With Killer Whales

Look, I love whales as much as the guy, but if they got this close? I’d flip out. I get scared when tiny fish gets too close to my toes in the lake.

Alas though, whales are somehow far more beautiful and majestic than that tiny fish. Even if I’d be scared, it’s still mesmerizing to watch these gentle giants swim so close to a defenseless paddle boarder, if only to put on a bit of a show. Better than SeaWorld, for sure.

Watch the stunning video of the orcas — aka killer whales — above.