THIS is the horror moment a massive shark was spotted nail-bitingly close to a pair of unsuspecting swimmers off a famous Aussie beach.
The drone footage shows the two swimmers staring at a school of salmon as the beast stalks them just off Bondi beach on Saturday.
The video, shared by the DroneSharkApp, captures the man and woman casually watching the bait ball, oblivious to the danger lurking just below them.
In the heart-stopping encounter, the shark – believed to be a nurse shark dubbed "Norm" – was feeding on the thick mass of fish.
Its meal was then interrupted by the swimmers and it changes its interests.
Just as the pair separate, the shark suddenly makes it presence known and swims right beneath them.
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The female swimmer freezes for a moment before rapidly thrashing around trying to flee from the beast.
The drone operator can be heard impersonating the pair's reactions to the predator.
“I don’t know about this … wait for me,” he said, pretending to be the woman's voice.
“Wait for me, there’s sharks in these … Oh here he comes!”
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Jason Iggleden, who runs the DroneSharkApp Instagram page, captioned the video: "Norms was up to his old tricks again this morning frightening the swimmers."
Iggledon said he does not report nurse sharks, but if he spots more deadly sharks then he lets Bondi lifeguards know.
Nurse sharks are not known to attack humans, but experts warn to keep far away from feeding sharks, regardless of species.
Marine biologist Lawrence Chlebeck warned beachgoers to watch out for "foaming water and birds diving" as it indicates a swarm of fish and possibly feeding sharks.
“Any time there are sharks feeding, it’s not a good idea for people to be there whether or not the species is considered dangerous.
"Sharks can make mistakes or the activity can attract larger species, so it’s better to be safe," he told news.com.au.
Responding to the video, online users questioned why the swimmers went so close to the school of fish.
One wrote: "Smart- swim towards a bait ball."
Another added: "Swimming through a salmon school increases shark risk."
"Norms marvels at the stupidity of hooomans who swim too close to a bait ball," a third joked.
It comes as swimmers had to sprint out of the water after two sharks were spotted stalking the shoreline of a popular Spanish beach last week.
Lifeguards ordered people to get out of the water after noticing the prowling predators advancing towards the Port de la Selva beach.
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Meanwhile, a brave man has told of how he punched a shark in the face and frantically swam back to shore after it ripped his leg to pieces in a horror attack.
Richard Stubbs, 77, was enjoying a day snorkelling at Salty Sea Fossils at the Yallingup Lagoon in Western Australia when the beast struck.
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