Drone captures encounter between paddle boarder and shark
A drone operator captured a stunning image of a paddle boarder and a great white shark swimming just a few meters away.
Terrifying pictures show great white shark swimming just metres away from a paddle-boarder from a Cape Cod beach.
A drone was used to capture the chilling moment when the ocean predator swims near the paddle border, who are still not aware of his presence.
Photographer Cody DeGroff used a drone to capture the incredible images on Sunday morning.
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“‘Close encounter of a peaceful kind’ – Yesterday morning, Cody DeGroff captured these wonderful photos of a great white shark in the vicinity of a SUP just north of Nauset public beach. The paddle boarder did not see the shark,” explained the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, in a Facebook post on Monday. The post has been shared more than 1,500 times.
Sharks are in the spotlight at the moment. Last month two children were bitten by sharks from Atlantique Beach and Sailors Still in Long Island.
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On Sunday, a six-metre great white shark has been caught off Misquamicut Beach in Rhode Island.
In response to a tweet from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on Sunday, perception, Massachusetts shark researchers tweeted that a similar incident with a shark and a paddle-border occurred at Nauset in 2016. “Good reminder to #SharkSmart and to brush up on safety recommendations,” wrote.
A similar incident was captured in photos by our spotter pilot Wayne Davis in October 2016, also at Nauset Beach. https://t.co/nYfMorQIZW Good reminder to #SharkSmart and brush up on the safety of the recommendations. https://t.co/7vVI0IXrpN pic.twitter.com/XoPmJh421m
— MA Sharks 🦈 (@MA_Sharks) August 1, 2018
“The coastal waters off the coast of many Cape Cod and South Shore beaches are preferred feeding area for white sharks. They come to these areas to feed on seals. While the white shark encounters with humans are rare, they can happen,” warns the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, on its website.
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The group advises swimmers to swim close to the shore, where their feet can touch the bottom and swim, paddle, kayak, surfing and in groups. “Not only swim in the ocean at sunrise or sunset,” the board adds.
Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia, Nicole Darrah contributed to this article.
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