You’ll Never Guess The Sea Creature This Young Boy Befriended

For Joel, a dog or cat just wasn’t going to cut it. He had another animal in mind that he could call a pseudo-pet. Their daily routine had Joel going down to the water in his village to interact with the amazing creature, showing people that they are not to be feared.

Jake Wilton, an underwater photographer from Australia, found the same thing while diving around a reef. The creature was gigantic, but far from harmful. It was placid, even, wanting nothing more than help from someone it trusted. Keep reading to find out what magnificent sea creature these two interacted with.

Valle Gran Rey Is Known For Its Harbor

Valle Gran Rey Is Known For Its Harbor
Alain KUBACSI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
Alain KUBACSI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Joel is a young boy who lives in Valle Gran Rey, a tiny village on La Gomera, one of Spain’s Canary Islands. The town is known for its beautiful black sand beaches and top-notch dive sites. Tourists aren’t the only ones that are attracted to the beauty of the island, though.

The village is also known for its harbor. So, one can typically see boats as well as fishermen lining the waters. Often, they throw unwanted fish back into the water, which then attracts even more sea creatures. That’s how Joel met his unlikely friend.