JUPITER, Fla., April 29 (UPI) -- A diver off the coast of Florida captured video of his encounter with a group of large silky sharks that allowed him to get close and even stroke their backs.
The video, filmed in waters off Jupiter, Fla., shows the man's perspective as he encounters the group of curious sharks, which take turns approaching him.
The sharks decline to show aggression toward the man and instead allow him to touch their backs and fins.
One of the sharks appears to have a fishing hook caught in the side of its mouth, but it does not appear to be distressed.
"I shot this video while swimming with silky sharks off the coast of Jupiter, Florida. There is a lot of action!" the uploader wrote.