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A few weeks ago, I published a piece detailing how a drone pilot saved a young swimmer from a potentially damaging (or fatal) shark encounter. This piece is similar in a few ways, as it depicts footage captured by a drone of what appears to be a sizable tiger shark swimming along Miami’s South Beach shore. The beginning of the footage shows the tiger shark casually pass three bathers, who seem oblivious to being a stone’s throw away from one of the ocean’s apex predators (something that happens more often than you think).

Aside from this detail, the fact this occurred in waist-deep water provides a chilling reminder that sharks (especially tiger sharks) can venture dangerously close to shorelines that also serve as popular beaches. This footage is also a testament to how wireless crafts like drones can play a vital role in keeping beachgoers safe from dangerous encounters with these creatures and vice versa. You can see the full video below.

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