Drones recorded the moment a great white shark approached surfers and swimmers off the coast of Del Mar, California. The video was posted on social media by photographer Scott Fairchild.
In the images, sharks can be seen approaching a surfer and a boy, who appears calm. The animal is bigger than the board. In an interview with Fox News, Fairchild described the meeting as “amazing.”
Fairchild reports the encounter: “I haven’t seen the boy yet. Quite calmly, the father calls him up and says, ‘Hey, look at this.’ He starts pedaling closer and gestures, the boy doesn’t react. Like, ‘What a good'”.
Despite not knowing them, Fairchild says Which felt like a “great father-son moment” for them.
The photographer says there has been an increase in the number of shark sightings in the area. In September, he says he filmed two other sharks off the coast.
He tells Fox News that one of the most impressive encounters was when he saw 13 great white sharks at once.