I have been fortunate to have had many orcas swim to within ten feet of me while diving or snorkeling but I have never had a huge male swim within two feet of me. I sucked in my gut, pulled my housing into my body, and lifted my fins so nothing would touch this huge male as he came in for close inspection. I blindly snapped off a couple of shots on my ultra-wide 16mm lens. He swam past Goran Ehlme and I four times. It was never scary but rather, incredibly humbling and very special.