A man experienced the shock of his life after his drone footage captures the most breathtaking sight involving a 10-foot hammerhead shark.
You just have to see this incredible footage...
You never think you'd be caught up in such a heart-stopping moment, do you?
via: GettyThe man decided to take a dip in the sea just off the coast of Miami when he suddenly realized he wasn't alone...
And, luckily for us...The entire incident was captured on camera - and posted to Instagram.
Now, sharks have been feared by us humans for centuries.
via: GettyHowever, though they may look formidable, sharks - great whites, in particular - are actually one of the more peaceful creatures in the ocean.
They have a visually scary demure.Admittedly, sharks aren't the cuddliest of creatures. With rows of razor-sharp teeth and empty, black eyes, they can be a bit intimidating, to say the least... Oh, and the fact that they can grow to be the same size as a bus doesn't help either.
And the 1975 blockbuster, Jaws, only spurred this negative stigma around great white sharks further.Following the release of the movie, a shark-hunting frenzy began, with people mercilessly killing the unfortunate creatures after watching their dramatized version on the big screen.
But these shark attacks are much less common than you'd think.
via: GettyIt turns out that humans aren't a shark's first dish of choice, with them preferring to hunt sea lions, seals, smaller whales, and turtles.
Statistics show that there were only thirty-two confirmed cases of shark attacks in the United States last year and only one fatality.
And, believe it or not, sharks very rarely eat humans.
via: GettyConsidering that sharks evolved millions of years before humans ever walked the Earth (or swam in the oceans...), we are not a part of their typical diet.
However, they can still pack in a big bite.People have been known to suffer from major injuries when caught in the crosswinds of certain sharks, mainly Great Whites.
So, of course...
via: GettyYou wouldn't want to find yourself in the open water alone with one of these creatures, would you?