Tiger sharks feasting on a dead whale near Mackay, Queensland, were spotted by an Australian fisherman and drone operator on Monday, September 21.
Drone footage shot from multiple angles by fisherman Mick Hassett shows the whale carcass floating on the water as a group of tiger sharks gorge themselves on the remains.
Speaking to Storyful, Hassett said he noticed the whale’s rotting body while heading out for a day of fishing. At first, he thought it was “a capsized boat,” but when he drove closer he saw that it was something else.
Writing on Instagram, Hassett said, “This was the worst thing I ever smelt.” He added, “I approached from upwind, and even then the smell was unbearable, so I moved away and sent my drone in.” Credit: Micksgonefishing via Storyful