The images were taken at Red Bluff on Quobba Station in Western Australia.

I was headed to Red Bluff with my family as I knew there was some big surf on the way. This is a very remote camping location where the desert meets the Indian Ocean.

When I arrived with my family, the first thing I noticed was this huge bait ball. I could see from the camp that there were also a few sharks cruising through the bait fish. I was stuck between trying to set up camp for my family and also trying to capture this amazing moment.

After about 30 minutes of trying to set up camp, I had to quit and fly the drone. Once I got the drone in the air I was amazed at just how many sharks there were. Over 200 bronze whaler sharks feeding on the bait ball. The surf was pumping and it was awesome to see. I filmed the sharks for about one hour when I noticed the baitfish got pushed in very close to the shore. I could then see some big sharks close to the waves. It was then when I decided to land the drone and pick up my big camera and lens to try and see if I could get a shot of the sharks from the beach.

The shore break was quite large so the first wave came and I fired off a test shot to get my exposure and focus right. The very next wave rose up right on the shore and sure enough, there were 2 big sharks in excess of 2 meters in the wave. These sharks almost got washed onto the beach. I snapped away and ended up with 3 of my favorite shots. I stayed and waited for a further 2 hours and did not see them in that close again. It was awesome to watch as the surf was also very good and a lot of surfers surfing very closely without any problems.

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11 months ago

Thats epic!

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Ellie Scott ⭐️
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11 months ago

Wow

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Naomie Tanner
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11 months ago

So the black is just fish? A bait ball, or baitball, occurs when small fish swarm in a tightly packed spherical formation about a common centre. It is a last-ditch defensive measure adopted by small schooling fish when they are threatened by predators. Per Wikipedia

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LanteiaTG
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11 months ago

That open circle around the one shot in the center makes this already awesome image just amazing.

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Harold Summer
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11 months ago

This is where background information changes the whole meaning. By itself, it looks like the surfers are in danger of attack. But knowing there is a bait school in the surf means the sharks are looking for easier prey.

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11 months ago

what is that black thing?

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Harold Summer
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11 months ago

Very nice juxtaposition of beach houses, shore, ocean and black, sinuous bait school!

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11 months ago

What the...Im scared now ;-;

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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11 months ago

It looks like the face of a cat oblivious of a fish right above his head.

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11 months ago

hell nahhhh

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Neal Evans
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11 months ago

I'd be keen to get out of the water too

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11 months ago

That looks calming

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