Up-Close Encounter With A Stunning Blue Shark

Published February 26, 2016 203,818 Plays

Rumble / Wild WildlifeWhen we think of sharks, the first thing that comes to mind are their sharp teeth and beady eyes. These forces of nature can literally freeze the blood in our veins. Some of them are so notorious, they are known to be able to snap a human body in half. However, more gruesome than those instances are the shark corpses found in the ocean. If we think that sharks are dangerous, we need to think again because the dark waters are filled with forces to be reckoned with.

Despite their ill reputation, we can’t ignore the facts that sharks are a masterpiece. They have lithe bodies that are able to thread waters despite their weight. And if you think that they are slowed down by their built, think again. They are so fast that escaping them requires a certain amount of skill, and an enormous amount of luck. It’s only normal that we are afraid of them. This video, however, shows us a different view of sharks. They look mighty different when you aren’t in the way of danger.

User 'jefformandy' managed to capture this fleeting moment of absolute beauty of nature when coming back from work. Swimming in the crystal clear waters next to the shore of the Andersons Bay inlet in the city of Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand, is a magnificent blue shark. The visibility allows for a complete view of this gracious predator, and we can’t help but stare in awe. The shark is absolutely stunning.

Blue sharks are known for being the great migrators. Since they live in the depths of the oceans, they are on the constant lookout for cold waters. They can travel from South America to North England and back. This is why it is so unusual to see it so close to shore. Whatever may be the reason, we’re very delighted that we were given the chance to see its beauty.