Drone captures shark feeding frenzy in Australia

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A drone-mounted camera spied through crystal-clear water as a school of tiger sharks chowed down on a whale carcass. (KTRK)

A group of lucky tourists was in the right place at the right time last week, getting a front-row seat to a shark feeding frenzy off the coast of Australia.

And for everybody who wasn't quite so lucky, a camera mounted on a drone also captured the electrifying scene.

According to Eco Abrolhos, a company that operates cruises Abrolhos Island & Kimberley cruises in Western Australia, a school of tiger sharks chowed down on a whale carcass in the water off of Dirk Hartog Island as two boats of tourists looked on eagerly.

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As the company quipped on social media, the stunning act of nature was definitely "something to show and tell the grandchildren."

The tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) is commonly found throughout the tropical and temperate oceans around the world. According to the IUCN, the ravenous eaters will dine on nearly everything in the ocean, including "bony fish, sharks, rays, turtles, sea birds, seals, dolphins, sea snakes, cephalopods, crabs, lobsters, gastropods and jellyfish." They can can grow to be 15 feet long.

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