Watch: Swimmer spots drone but not approaching tiger shark

A woman in the water at Whitfords Beach north of Perth in Western Australia was oblivious to the large tiger shark that was swimming right at her, but she turned around and looked up to see the drone that was capturing video of the close encounter.

Wanderlust Flyer posts “Views From Above” taken by drone, and last Wednesday the view was of a large and curious shark.

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“Unknowingly many people were in the water, as you can see by this video the Tiger shark comes extremely close to this women, the shark was just curious and after inspecting her a little closer shows no interest and swims away,” Wanderlust Flyer wrote on the Instagram post, where the video footage appears (on some servers, you might have to click the link to view.)

“Sharks unfortunately have such a bad name for them, due to rare attacks. When in reality we most likely swim with them every day without knowing,” Wanderlust Flyer wrote in the post. “We love our sharks.

“AS SOON as I realized people were still in the water after spotting the tiger shark, I immediately called through to the Surf Life Savers to inform them, as well as sprinting down the beach from where I was filming (800 meters away) to get everyone out of the water.

“As a drone photographer we do everything that we can if we spot a shark at the beach to ensure everyone’s safety.”

Fortunately, the shark was, as Wanderlust Flyer pointed out, just curious and turned away from the woman after getting oh-so close.

Photo courtesy of Wanderlust Flyer. 

Story originally appeared on For The Win