Great white shark calmly swims by snorkeler off Great Barrier Reef

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Photographer Adrian Bullock was snorkeling off Lady Elliot Island, near Bundaberg, Queensland when this 4+ meter great white shark came into his view. Bullock realized he was 40 meters from the boat that took him to the dive spot, and remained still long enough to see the large shark was either well-fed or pregnant as it drew closer towards him. The photographer remained calm during the encounter, with the close swim-by only the second great white sighting off the island in 25 years. He shared the video because he wants ‘people to see that they aren’t man-eating monsters’

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