11/16/2013 10:48 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

This Fish Gave The World's Best Side Eye To A Scuba Diver

This awesome photo from Australia's Great Barrier Reef shows a scuba diver and a tropical fish with the same expression of surprise.

Swedish traveler Henric Carlstrom was scuba diving for the first time in Australia late last year when he had the encounter.

"I actually didn’t see him swimming with me and it [seems] he didn’t see me either since we both look a bit surprised in the photo," Carlstrom told The Huffington Post of meeting "Wally," a large Napoleon fish.

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Napoleon fish, also known as humphead wrasse, are a type of brightly-colored carnivorous fish often found in coral reefs of the south and central Pacific Ocean. They can grow up to eight feet in length and can live to be 30 years old.

The fish are also said to be friendly to humans.

"Many dive sites in the Great Barrier Reef have one or two 'regulars' which love divers and immediately rush out to greet them, so much so that it's become a bit of an attraction," wrote Reddit user lucilletwo.

Sadly, though, the Napoleon fish is classified as an endangered species by the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species.

(hat tip Reddit)



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