Ilan Toussieh spotted what looked similar a “huge grey submarine” nether his kayak, and it soon registered that helium was successful the institution of a “freakin’ massive” great achromatic shark. (Watch the videos below.)
As helium noticed the predator circling him, helium tried to support his cool.
“The shark was astir arsenic agelong arsenic my kayak and astir conscionable arsenic wide,” helium told HuffPost connected Thursday aft footage of his brushwood went viral. “Realizing it could easy flip my kayak had it wanted to, I felt intimidated arsenic I thought my beingness was perchance successful jeopardy.”
Toussieh stayed focused capable to seizure stunning clips of the large achromatic from many angles, including underwater, for his “Fisherman’s Chronicles” YouTube channel. He shared the videos past week, but his heart-pounding escapade connected California’s cardinal seashore happened successful precocious July.
“As it calmly circled maine I realized determination was not overmuch I could bash astir it and conscionable relaxed and enjoyed the ride,” helium said. “Trying to flight would apt pb to the shark becoming much funny and perchance identifying maine arsenic a prey item, truthful I stayed enactment and did my champion to grounds the predator connected my GoPro cameras.”
The shark yet departed, leaving the fisherman successful awe.
“This turned retired to beryllium 1 of the astir spectacular experiences of my life, and I judge I captured 1 of the champion kayaker/great achromatic interactions ever,” helium said.