Drone captures sharks devouring dead humpback whale

DRONE footage has captured 70 huge tiger sharks devouring a dead humpback whale in Shark Bay on the Western Australian coastline.

Two boatloads of tourists witnessed the feeding frenzy first-hand.

The aerial vision was captured by Eco Abrolhos, an island tour company,  four days into a 14-day cruise to the Kimberley, travelling from Geraldton to Broome.

In the footage, sharks can be seen circling the mangled whale carcass, biting off huge chunks of flesh at a time before swimming away.

The whale  appears to be close to fifteen metres long and would weigh about 36,000 kilograms.

Jay Cox, cruise operator for Eco Abrolhos told Daily Mail Australia it was the closest he had ever gotten to that amount of tiger sharks.

"We had passengers from Perth, Melbourne and Sydney - they said it was the most amazing thing they'd ever seen in their life," Mr Cox said.

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