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13 Drone Videos of Sharks That Will Take Your Breath Away

These aerial encounters are STUNNING.


As interested as the public is in sharks, there's still a lot we don't know about their behavior in the wild. Fortunately, drone footage is helping to explore their habits across the globe — and the resulting videos are fascinating. Check out these 13 stunning shark drone videos for yourself.

1. A hammerhead on the hunt for blacktip sharks

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This drone footage captures a dynamic chase between two oceanic predators.

Watch the full breath-taking footage below.


2. One fish, two fish, blacktip sharks hunting bluefish

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The blacktips get the hunting spotlight in this video as they charge through a bait ball of bluefish.

Watch the full chase below:


3. Rare footage of a basking shark

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Giphy/SWNS TV

These sharks aren't often seen at the surface, which makes this video all the more fascinating.

Watch for yourself below:


4. A pack of sharks

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Giphy/Morgan Calenberg

Sharks are often painted as solitary creatures, but this video highlights their wider social networks. (P.S. Did you know a group of sharks is called a shiver?)

Watch them swarm in the video below:


5. Sharks carving through a bait ball

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Giphy/Tovi Sonnenberg

Nothing is cooler to see than drone footage of sharks slipping through bait balls.

Watch the full video below:


6. The tranquility of a whale shark

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Giphy/Postcards & Passports

Watching this filter feeder gliding through the sea will soothe you.

Check out the full video below:


And, now, shark drone videos of sharks swimming near humans ...

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A great deal of shark drone videos feature supposed "near misses" of sharks swimming nearby snorkelers, boaters, children, surfers and swimmers.

But if you take a look at the below videos, you'll notice an interesting pattern that emerges in every one of these drone instances. See for yourself below:

7. Four sharks and a little boy

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This video, shot in the Bahamas, shows a little boy playing nearby four sharks.

Watch the full video below:


8. A great white as big as a boat

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Giphy/The Sydney Morning Herald

This great white shark nearly dwarfed this vessel.

Watch the video below to see the comparison for yourself:


9. A surfer who fell on a shark

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Giphy/HYDROPHILIK

Not where you want to wipe out, right?

Watch the full video below:


10. This snorkeler swims right over a shark

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Giphy/USA TODAY

She didn't even notice.

Watch the full video below:


11. Tiger shark chills near swimmers

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This tiger shark swam close to shore — and to beach-goers.

Watch the full video below:


12. Catching waves with a shark

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This drone footage captures a shark and a surfer in the same shot.

Watch the full video below:


13. Lone shark in the big sea

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Yes, the below video is titled, "Sharks Approach Surfers!!" but it is so much more than that. It should be titled, "Sharks Approach Surfers and Leave Them the Hell Alone Because These Ocean Animals Are Super Good at Minding Their Own Business!!"

What all of these shark and human encounters caught by drones have in common is that the humans left every scenario in one piece and totally fine.

Sharks live all over the place in the ocean. If you're going in the ocean, you might find yourself near a shark. But that's not always cause for alarm. Most of the time, sharks will go on their merry way if undisturbed, and most of the people in these shark drone videos didn't even know sharks were swimming with them.

Everyone left the encounters A-OK.

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Ultimately, nothing demonstrates the sheer vast beauty of the ocean and its shark inhabitants quite like drone footage. You get to see a shark living its peaceful life in the exquisite colorful sea from way up in the air.

We highly recommend watching the full video (with sound) below to see the complete picture. Like the rest of the videos on this list, it will take your breath away.

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