Astonishing Images of a Shark Frenzy In Western Australia

Sean Scott's eye-opening photographs of this shark infestation off an Australian beach are both gorgeous and terrifying.

Photographer Sean Scott thought he was just heading to the Red Bluff beach on Quobba Station in Western Australia for some R&R with the family. But when he arrived, it was clear that something was amiss.

“The first thing I noticed was this huge bait ball,” he writes. “I could see from the camp that there were also a few sharks cruising through the bait fish. I was stuck between trying to set up camp for my family and also trying to capture this amazing moment.

“After about 30 minutes of trying to set up camp, I had to quit and fly the drone. Once I got the drone in the air I was amazed at just how many sharks there were. Over 200 bronze whaler sharks feeding on the bait ball. The surf was pumping and it was awesome to see.”

The resulting images are jaw-dropping in their beauty – and potent in their capability for nightmare fuel, at least for anyone who’s ever been scared by a Jaws movie.

Scott is no stranger to wildlife photography; he’s one of Australia’s best-known nature photographers, so if you like these images, be sure to check out his website and follow him on Instagram.

(Sean Scott)