Amazing overhead drone footage has emerged showing more than 70 tiger sharks tearing apart a dead humpback whale. The gruesome feeding frenzy unfolded in the crystal clear waters of Shark Bay, a UNESCO world heritage site in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.
Eco Albrolhos, an island tour company that operates cruise tours along the coast of Western Australia, captured the incredible footage. They stumbled upon the feeding frenzy as they travelled from Geraldton to Broome and decided to use a drone to take the footage of nature taking its course. At the scene, two boatloads of tourists were also lucky enough to witness the events first-hand.
“Feeding frenzy at Shark Bay - Tigers having a whale of a time,” the tour company said on its Facebook page.
It’s not known whether the sharks killed the whale or if the whale had died of natural causes, but the clear waters of the surrounding area were soon turned foamy and crimson red as the sharks had their way ripping the whale carcass to shreds.
“We went round for two hours right up close and personal you could reach over and touch them (the sharks). They were very docile and very well fed, we counted around 70 tiger sharks of all shapes and sizes. Some of them were up to six meters long,” Jay Cox, a cruise operator for Eco Abrolhos, told the Daily Mail.
“We had passengers from Perth, Melbourne and Sydney - they said it was the most amazing thing they’d ever seen in their life,” Cox said.
You can watch the drone footage of the feeding frenzy here:
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