Rare sighting of shark and crocodile feeding on dead humpback whale caught on camera in incredible drone footage

Rare footage showing a crocodile and a shark sharing a meal has been caught by a drone flying off the the coast of Australia. Jeremy Tucker filmed the tiger sharks and huge saltwater crocodile feeding on the dead humpback whale carcass during a seven-day trip off the Kimberley Coast.

 

 

In his stunning video the predators can be seen repeatedly biting the dead whale’s flippers, tail and body and they both do not appear to be concerned the other species is eating too.

The 55-year-old said it was only the second time in 30 years he had ever come across animals behaving in such a way.

 

The carcass had a horrendous smell so the animal is likely to have been dead for a while

 

Jeremy, who is part owner and skipper of the Great Escape charter company, said: “We came across this dead humpback whale floating upside down – the cause of death unknown but it had obviously been dead for a while as the smell on the downwind side was pretty horrendous.”

“As we decided it was worth a closer inspection, we noticed a number of tiger sharks feeding on the carcass as well as the saltwater crocodile.

“So I put the drone in the air and captured a few pictures and some footage.

“The area that the whale was in is subject to 12 metre tides, so there are many crocodiles and tiger sharks there.

 

Both the crocodile and the shark attack the whale

 

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