Shark at Bondi Beach: Wild footage captures meters of shark hidden by two unsuspecting swimmers
- Shark Interrupted During Feeding Frenzy
- Swimmers had no idea he was hiding below
Drone footage has captured the extraordinary moment a shark in the midst of a feeding frenzy lurked just feet from unsuspecting swimmers and a paddleboard pilot.
The video shared by DroneSharkApp shows two swimmers heading towards a large school of salmon during their Saturday morning swim at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach.
They swim casually past the mass of fish as a gray nurse shark nicknamed “Norm” suddenly emerges from the bait ball.
Eventually the woman notices the predator below inches away from her.
Two Bondi swimmers got the shock of their lives when they realized what lay below
The terrified woman froze momentarily in horror before quickly moving towards her swimming companion and grabbing his hand.
The couple swims holding hands.
THE DroneSharkApp the operator is heard recounting the terrifying scenes and pretending to be the woman.
‘I don’t know about that…wait for me,’ he
‘Wait for me, there are sharks in there… Oh there it is!’
“Quick, let’s get out of here!” What are you doing to get me!’
Come on, get out of here quickly! It was classic!
The same video shows a paddle board rider unaware that Norm is right below him.
“He’s going to paddle on Norms,” says the narrator.
‘Norms doesn’t even flinch, as usual.’
Swimmers fled the scene holding hands following the terrifying ordeal
This paddle board rider had no idea Norm was hiding beneath him
The sequence ends with the shark returning to the bait ball to continue its feeding frenzy.
Gray nurse sharks have a placid nature and are generally considered harmless to humans.
The video drew various reactions from stunned viewers.
Many slammed the swimmers being so close to the school of fish.
“It makes me angry at the lack of common sense towards these humans,” one viewer said.
Viewers wondered why the swimmers were so close to the large school of fish
“If there had been an attack, the sharks would have been to blame again.” They only do what they do in their environment. We should respect that and stay out of the water until the bait ball and the sharks have moved on and they are lucky they weren’t great whites instead of sea labradors.
Another commented “Stupid does what stupid does. Swimming so close to schools of baitfish.
Other viewers loved how the swimmers held hands as they fled the scene as quickly as possible.
‘Bless the swimming couple and finally hold hands. “If we go honey…. We go together. Also…..is it just me who thinks swimming WITH a bunch of baitfish.
Norm then returns to the bait ball to continue his feeding frenzy