By Josie September 13th, 2023
A shark rams into a kayaker who narrowly escapes falling victim to this feared marine predator.
On a serene Saturday, Greg Potter embarked on a kayaking adventure in the waters of Waihau Bay, New Zealand.
Potter, who owns GP Fishing Adventures, was about to witness nature’s raw and ruthless side, up close and personal.
He noticed a disturbance in the water, and mistaking it for tuna, he approached the site only to realize a shark was chasing a seal.
In a desperate attempt to escape the predator, the seal identified Potter’s kayak as a potential hiding spot.
The shark leaped out of the water, following the seal and crashing into the kayak not once, but twice.
The force of the second impact was so strong that it nearly knocked Potter out of his kayak.
Realizing the gravity of the situation, he ceased recording the event and focused on navigating away from the dangerous encounter.
With adrenaline fueling his escape, Potter pedaled away from the site, creating distance between him and the pursuing shark.
While Potter managed to escape unharmed, the incident highlights the potential dangers that lurk in the wild waters.