Huge Predator Gets Up Close to Boaters

June 13, 2018 7:37 am Last Updated: June 13, 2018 7:37 am

A huge predator got up close to boaters off a Florida island earlier this week, in a memorable moment captured on camera.

In the footage, John McKeown sits on the side of the boat with his son, John Christian, off Anna Maria Island, Fox 13 reported.

When a hammerhead shark swims up to the front of the boat, McKeown, who is wearing a shirt and shorts with images of sharks, reaches into the water.

At that moment the shark, which is estimated to be between 11 and 14 feet long, reverses and swims away.

Courtesy Christy McKeown/Captain Jason Lineberger