Man Was Flying His Drone Over A Beach For Beautiful Pictures, But He Didn’t Expect To See This Scary Footage
Taking a trip out to the beach can be quite a relaxing adventure. There’s nothing quite like the sound of the crashing waves and the sight of the ocean and sand all around you. Thanks to this, the beach also makes for a perfect environment to capture some beautiful photos. When one man decided to bring his drone out to the beach, he was expecting to just get some pretty shots of the ocean and maybe a sunset. However, he had no idea that he was about to capture a life-threatening scene…
20. The Bahamas
Artem Tkachenko happens to be a cameraman that loves to upload various footage onto his YouTube channel. On his channel, you can find some beautiful drone shots that Artem has taken of the Bahamas. His drone has managed to capture the beautiful essence of the beaches there…
19. Drone Work
What makes his YouTube so unique is that he doesn’t capture footage in the old fashioned way. He sets up his drone, a remote-controlled aircraft, and begins to fly it around the island. This gives him the perfect view of everything happening on the island.
18. Artsy Shots
Through the use of his drone, Artem has been able to capture some pretty artistic shots. One of his most popular ones are of him and his lady laying on the sand as the drone swirls around them. While Artem has been praised for his artsy shots, it is one capture in particular that made his channel more well-known.
One day, on one of the 700 islands that make up the Bahamas archipelago, Artem decided to unleash his drone. The beach happened to be packed with tourists on this day and Artem figured it would be a good day to capture some awesome shots.
16. Flying Up
So Artem unleashed his drone and flew it up above the water. You can see Artem piloting the drone from the sand where he stands in his blue swimming trunks. We can assume that Artem was probably just trying to capture some images of swimming tourists, however, what he managed to capture instead was heart-stopping!
15. Little Kid
It all started when Artem noticed a little kid jumping into the water with a burst of excitement. Artem decided to pan the drone over so that he could capture the moment. However, the little kid had no idea just how lucky he was that Artem decided to film the moment…
As Artem continued to film the area around the young kid he noticed something odd making its way through the water. At first, Artem couldn’t figure out what his camera was picking up on. However, he soon realized that the shape gliding through the water was incredibly dangerous!
At that point, Artem knew that he wasn’t hallucinating. He quickly realized that there was a shark in the water and that it was making its way straight toward the young kid. However, that wasn’t the worst part yet…
12. Many Sharks
Artem’s drone soon picked up something else incredibly shocking! There wasn’t just one shark in the water, there was an entire group of them. The sharks were heading over right to where the boy was playing and the young kid had no idea!
11. Back Turned
The young boy, of course, had no idea what was going on. In fact, he had even turned his back to the sharks in the water as he continued to splash and play around in the water. It was at this moment that Artem knew he would have to act fast to save the young boy’s life.
10. Calling Out
Artem’s first instinct was to call out to the boy and warn him. So Artem called out to the young kid, however, the kid couldn’t understand why he was being yelled at. As this was happening, Artem saw something nightmarish show up on his drone camera.
9. Swimming Up
As Artem called out to the young boy, he saw in his drone camera that one of the sharks was steadily swimming over to the kid. In fact, the shark was so close that if it had decided to lunge it would have quickly had the boy for lunch. It was at this point that the young boy began to swim toward the shore.
8. Getting Away
The boy continued to make his way over to the shore and eventually made it out of the water. As he was standing on the shore, the boy turned his back to look over at the ocean. It was then he finally noticed all of the sharks that were trailing right behind him.
7. Circling Around
Artem still continued to film the sharks as they swam around in circles. Everyone was grateful to Artem for spotting the incident and helping the little boy out. However, Artem didn’t call himself a hero at all and instead was much more humble.
6. Humble Hero
When Artem was asked about the situation and how he felt about being a hero, Artem said that he was simply grateful that the young boy heard him. “Thank God he heard me,” Artem said. Without Artem’s help it seems that the situation could have ended in a much worse way…however, many are actually debating that fact!
5. YouTube Comments
You can always count on the YouTube comments section to be filled with varying opinions on situations. It seems that many people in the comments stated that the sharks headed toward the young boy weren’t typical great white sharks. This insight changes the whole vibe of the video…
4. Nurse Sharks
Many people pointed out that the sharks in the video are actually nurse sharks. Nurse sharks happen to be bottom-dwelling fish that are not harmful toward humans at all. However, Artem has disputed this theory with a few facts of his own.
3. Artem’s Facts
After reading through the comments, Artem decided to speak out about the situation. Since he has spent hours on end on many beaches in the Bahamas, he has become well-aware of the types of fish and sharks that dwell in the waters. He stated that there were two species of sharks in the video and the ones that weren’t nurse sharks would have had no problem having a human-filled lunch.
2. Saving A Life
Still, whether they were harmful sharks or not, it is the intent that matters. Artem saw a potentially dangerous situation and decided to save a young boy from it. That in itself makes him a real hero.
1. Viral Video
Since Artem has uploaded the video onto YouTube, it has received over 2 million views. Everyone was excited to view the interaction and see Artem in action with his camera skills. You can check out the video on Artem Tkachenko’s YouTube.