Amazing Animals

Look At The Enormous Dead Shark That’s Sending The Internet Into Meltdown

Mega shark captured off the coast of Eastern Australia.

Photo: Geoff Brooks.

This. This shark. It’s. Huge. Massive. Absolutely ginormous. People always say you’re more likely to die juggling toasters on the stairs, than get eaten by a shark. But those people surely haven’t seen a shark as big as this before. Look at it. Look how big it is.

“The shark, which measures a whopping six-metres from nose-to-caudal fin, was caught off Seven Mile Beach in Lennox Head (Australia).”

We’re not an expert on percentages but we reckon this thing, when it was alive, must have taken up at least 12% of the entire ocean (give or take 12%). We could continue bleating on about the size and scale of this shark until the cows come home, and get eaten by another one of these giant sharks, but we won’t. We won’t do that.

So, what’s the story behind this shark? Where was it caught? Why was it caught? And, perhaps most interestingly of all, are these photos even legit?

Photo: Geoff Brooks.

The shark, which measures a whopping six-metres from nose-to-caudal fin, was caught off Seven Mile Beach in Lennox Head (Australia). Apparently, a kill order had been issued in the area after a spate of recent attacks but confirmation of whether this leviathan was killed deliberately has not been forthcoming.

It has been suggested that the shark was caught accidentally after getting caught up in a fishing net. Perhaps most shocking, of all the stories floating around about this, is that the fisherman had his eye on a much smaller Tiger Shark when this monster came out of nowhere and ate it whole. That story sounds a bit far-fetched to us, but maybe it’s true.

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Geoff Brooks, who photographed the catch, had this to say: “As far as I’m aware; it was a kill order on a shark here on the far north coast that was identified as being responsible for a local attack. And yes – it’s real.”

If Geoff Brooks says this is the real, it’s real. “Who’s Geoff Brooks,” you ask. Come on! It’s Geoff. Geoff Brooks. He’s the main guy, the shark-photography dude. Everyone knows that when Geoff speaks, people listen. Thanks Geoff.

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