It was just hours after the fatal shark attack on a surfer in Santa Cruz when a kayaker was approached by a 12-foot great white shark on Monterey Bay. It’s hard to tell if the kayaker was scared, but considering the grim news of the day, maybe they should have been.
The above video posted to YouTube by Giancarlo Thomae shows the hefty shark circling the kayaker with a terrifying curiosity on May 9th. The confrontation was beautifully captured by a drone. While this isn’t a rare occurrence on that stretch of the Pacific Ocean, the fatal attack just miles away makes it a little more scary.