Video: 70 Tiger Sharks Feeding on Dead Whale

Love or hate them, drones regularly produce some of the most incredible videos of sea creatures and wildlife. The latest example: Footage captured by Eco Abrolhos, an island cruise company, shows 70 tiger sharks attacking a dead humpback whale.

From overhead, you can see the whale’s fluids gradually bleed into the clear water while dozens of dark-finned sharks feast in a frenzy. The rare and vivid drama unfolded near two boats, giving passengers a front-row seat for a show like no other off of the Australian coast in Shark Bay.

Tiger sharks are known for taking advantage of humpbacks in trouble, but footage of such encounters is rare.

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