He feels the strong pull, lifts the leader some more, then leans over the board and see something he will never forget!
A 40-year-old Australian fisherman has recently shared a set of stunning photos, showing his incredible encounter with a salt water crocodile.
Following the shocking meeting, Ben Stack posted the photos as a warning for other Far North Queensland fishermen to be extremely careful.
That day, the man was fishing in a small creek in Cape York, when he suddenly felt a strong pull and something, which felt like a 'heavy dead weight'.
What happened in the next few seconds has become a lifetime memory for Stack.
The man lifted the leader some more and leaned over further to see what the fish was hooked up on. That moment he realised to his own amazement, that he was looking in the eye of a big salt water crocodile.
According to the fisherman, he was no more than 20 inches apart from the dangerous reptile!
Mr Stack had his camera ready to take a photo of his catch, and the man was grateful he was able to capture the incredible moment on film.