Buzz·Posted on Mar 19, 2019If You Weren't Already Afraid Of The Open Sea, These 23 Pics Will Do The TrickTake a deep breath and hold on tight!by Phil JahnerStaff Writer and Video Producer, BuzzFeed Deutschland FacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Fact: Oceans are huge, and thereby scary as hell. Getty Images 2. Even if you **love** beaches and sailing and all that stuff... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Jesse10roo / Via reddit.com 3. You've gotta admit that there's something kind of unnerving about just being out there... Tim Bow / Via instagram.com 4. In open water... Paulfleet / Getty Images 5. And being surrounded on all sides by just... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF grokforpay / Via reddit.com 6. Water... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF mungoflago / Via reddit.com 7. And more water... Nagol41 / Via reddit.com 8. And, like...nothing else. NHendrikB / Via reddit.com 9. You have to confront the idea that at any moment, the tides can literally turn against you... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF glatts / Via reddit.com 10. And that even the biggest ships are kind of just like bb toy boats out there... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF reddit.com / Via jake1108 11. When you're out there, you're basically cut off from the rest of land/humanity... KapitanKurt / Via reddit.com 12. And it's just you and the waves... pr0gramm.com 13. All alone. Dkart / Getty Images 14. By yourself. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Ochn0e / Via reddit.com 15. Plus, let's not forget that oceans are unpredictable AF... pr0gramm.com 16. Out there, the water does **not** play by land rules. KevlarYarmulke / Via reddit.com 17. You're totally subject to the whims of nature... RyanSmith / Via reddit.com 18. And it's kind of awesome, in that literal "full of awe" kind of way... CaptAnonymous89 / Via reddit.com 19. But also scary!! Voyata / Getty Images 20. Mostly scary. instagram.com 21. All of a sudden, dry land looks **extremely** underrated, don't you think? Aragami123345 / Getty Images 22. Yup, so I think our plans this summer involve staying securely on land... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF the_bridgeburner / Via reddit.com 23. And not leaving, like, maybe ever?? Johnnorth / Getty Images This post was translated from German.