A colossal crocodile was filmed staring at a deadly shark barely half the size in an astonishing video – terrifyingly close to where children were playing.
The once-in-a-lifetime encounter was made with Chelsea Wood and partner Bryce Connole’s drone camera at Ivanhoe Crossing Bridge in Kununurra, Western Australia.
It shows a bull shark swimming in the shallow water straight to a huge saltwater crocodile.
The apex predator doesn’t seem to notice the reptile until it’s just a few feet away.
The shark then wisely changes course and leaves. The crocodile floats motionless while its smaller predator flees.
And it wasn’t just the two apex predators in the water at the time.
“There were a lot of people fishing and kids splashing in the water – people weren’t aware,” Chelsea told NCA NewsWire.
“We were fishing in knee-deep water, meters from where we (later) saw the crocodile.
“We just copied the locals.”
The couple, who have been camping in Australia for the past nine months, posted the incredible video to their YouTube channel Caravan Adventure Aus on November 11.
It has since been seen more than 20,000 times, and viewers were unsurprisingly amazed at two of the most terrifying sea creatures facing each other.
“That’s a damn prehistoric living dinosaur in their natural habitat,” someone wrote. “I estimate five meters.”
Others suggested that the shark seen in the images was just a juvenile, which may be the reason for its size.
Bull sharks are considered by many to be the deadliest shark species of all. 60 recorded attacks on humans have been recorded, but researchers believe the actual numbers could be much higher.
Saltwater crocodiles also have a long history of attacking humans who unknowingly enter their territory.