Photographer and drone enthusiast Dan Watson flew his DJI Mavic 2 Pro during a family outing to the beach last week. As he was getting ready to get some aerial shots of his family playing around in the ocean, he noticed a dark shadow in the water. Dan instantly realized that the dark shadow was likely a shark approaching his family and he shouted for them to get out of the water immediately. While his they ran for safety, he kept firing shots with his DJI Mavic 2 Pro, which he later shared on Instagram.

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Shark approached his family

In the first photo, you can clearly see a dark shadow moving towards his family playing in the beach break at New Smyrna Beach in Florida. The next photo shows his wife and kids running for the beach to get away from the shark.

On his Instagram, Dan said:

“See that dark shadow making its way straight for the shore & those people? That was my view this weekend while flying my Mavic 2 Pro… and oh, 3 of those people are my kids! Swipe to see the next image that resulted from my yelling to get out of the water and the unmistakable outline of a shark. Definitely too close of an encounter for my liking! Thinking my @djiglobal drone is now coming with me to every beach day!!!”

We couldn’t agree more. Drones are great for taking amazing photos and video, but also to keep your family safe!

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Photos: Dan Watson


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