BREATHTAKING pictures show an enormous 20ft great white shark thought to be the biggest ever prowling the ocean.
Weighing a scale-busting 2.5 tons, the might beast dubbed Deep Blue measures up at an incredible eight feet high with huge fins and razor-sharp teeth.
Stunning snaps show the mesmerising creature – who is thought to be more than 50 years old – dwarfing divers daring to swim alongside her.
The gigantic great white sent ripples across the world when she was first caught on camera in 2014 off the coast of Guadalupe Island in Mexico.
When researcher Mauricio Hoyos Padilla posted a clip of her in 2015, it instantly went viral.
It’s thought Deep Blue may have been pregnant when first discovered, as female great while tend to remain in solitude at high depths until they are ready to give birth, according to Surf Researcher.
The beautiful ocean beast was again on camera just off Mexico’s west coast in July 2018.
Divers Mark Mohler and Kimberly Jeffries were able to identify her as Deep Blue thanks to a tag she was implanted with, while marine experts also recognised the unique markings on her body.
Experts believe Deep Blue is the largest great white ever seen and has lived for more than five decades – despite often life-span-reducing pollution, hunting and fishing.
Despite their notoriety for being dangerous sharks, Deep Blue does not have an aggressive personality, according to experts.
Previously, pictures showed marine biologist Ocean Ramsey swimming side by side with the creature while holding one of her fins.
Her seemingly docile behaviour was partly put down to the fact she had just fed on a whale carcass.
The shark got her name from Discovery Channel diver Mauricio Hoyos Padilla, who swam with the creature as part of a Shark Week documentary.
Padilla was filmed reaching his hands out of a metal shark cage and touching her fin in the 2015 TV show.
Great whites are rarely seen around Hawaii as they prefer seas with cooler temperatures.
But there is another shark contesting the top spot for size.
Two cage divers came face to face with a terrifying shark in Guadalupe, Mexico, with incredible pictures showing the giant apex predator swimming dangerously close to the brave pair.
And while it was not possible to take an exact measurement, the colossal beast looked like it could be larger than 20ft shark Deep Blue who currently holds the title of the biggest white shark on the planet.
It comes after jaw-dropping pictures revealed the huge size of another of the world’s biggest great white sharks as the beast stalked the US coast.
Called Ironbound, the colossal creature measures up at 12 ft 4 inches and weighs around a whopping 452kg.
The mighty shark was first tagged in October 2019 in waters around Nova Scotia, Canada.
Since then, Ironbound has traveled an estimated 13,000 miles, according to marine research group OCEARCH.
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