In video: Dangerous encounter with sharks eating a whale
Australia, June 22, 2012
A group of surfers filmed a video in which at least 100 tiger sharks were having a feast on the body of a whale at a beach near Warroora station, in northwestern Australia.
The surfer Rachel Campbell and his friends managed to capture these images where you can see the fury of the shark at feeding time.
She wrote on her blog: ‘I was collecting shells along the beach with my mum. Searching the white sand while crystal water lapped at my ankles.
‘I was shocked to find my worst nightmare dominating the shoreline a mere 400m ahead.
‘Picture about thirty sharks, most of which seemed to be tiger sharks, all destroying a whale laying only a few feet from the shore.
‘The nightmare part was the mass of sharks devouring the one victim.
‘Before long I realized there were about 100 sharks in total, some as long as 4m, all in a frenzy over fresh whale flesh.
‘I have to say that I felt pretty massive playing chicken with waves barely the height of my ankle. You only had to get knee deep and suddenly you’re sharing the same square meter of Indian Ocean with a tiger shark.’
She added: ‘I am well aware of those beasts outside my control. I will still surf here though, because it’s not about merely surviving this ocean, it’s about living and breathing everything that this crazy place has to offer.
‘Let’s just hope those sharks are full for now.’