A man on a cruise was stunned to see a perfectly-formed tornado in the middle of the Med.
The video, filmed on September 9, shows the tornado – known as a waterspout when found at sea instead of on land.
It can be seen rising up from the middle of the sea in an impressive display, under a mile from the boat where Sam filmed.
Sam, a travel agent from Bolton, Manchester, said: “It was a beautiful clear day, and then all of a sudden we were in this dark cloud.
“I went outside and it was lashing it down with rain and there were these huge waves.
“As soon as the rain stopped, I saw this huge waterspout rise up from nowhere.
“It looked so cool, I knew I had to film it.”
Sam recalled the boat rocking in the force of the storm and the waterspout lasting for “about three minutes” – before vanishing as quickly as it came.
After that, the weather returned to a clear blue sky once more, leaving no trace.
Sam said: “How often do you see something like that less than a mile away from you?”Internet Explorer Channel Network