Drone captures video of more than 70 tiger sharks feeding on whale

Aerial shot of the sharks feeding. (Facebook) Source: Facebook

Feeding frenzy captured on video by tourist boat drone.

Drone footage has caught the remarkable spectacle of more than 70 tiger sharks feeding on a whale carcass off the coast of Western Australia.

Filmed in the aptly named Shark Bay, the drone footage shows multiple black outlines swirling around the dead humpback whale as two tourist boats look on.

The vision was taken by a local tour operator just four days into a 14-day trip along the coast from Geraldton up to the Kimberley.

As the sharks feed the azure coloured water turns dark, stained by blood from the dead whale’s body.

It is not known if the sharks were responsible for the whale’s death or just feeding on the carcass after it had already died.

“Passengers on our 14-day Geraldton to Broome and everywhere in between were treated to an unexpected phenomena while cruising inside Dirk Hartog Island. Something to show and tell the grandchildren,” stated the clips caption online.

Source SBS

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