Two men on stand-up paddle boards can be seen in video released Saturday purposely getting close to two sharks in Huntington Beach and photographing the experience from above and below the steady waters.
“There he is,” a man says at the beginning of the video, before smiling and looking into the camera. “There’s two, there’s another one going the other way.”
The video, uploaded to YouTube by Courtney Homeric, states the two juvenile great white sharks were filmed on Friday at Seal Beach.
During the more than two-minute video, the sandy beach is in view as the photographer repeatedly dunks the camera below the water’s surface, capturing several shots of a shark while it swam by.
The two men continue to move their boards alongside the shark, with one of the men’s paddles coming directly over the shark at one point.
The video ends with the photographer sitting on his board with his legs fully submerged.
The men, identified by the OC Register as Joseph Trucksess of San Clemente and Courtney Hemerick of Aliso Viejo, traveled to the beach with a mission to get up close to the sharks and capture a few selfies.
About 10 sharks have been seen in the area the past few months, the Register reported.
Although experts, according to the Register, say the sharks are feeding on the large number of stingrays living near the shoreline and do not aim to harm humans, lifeguards warned people should be cautious.