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Man calmly reacts to shark swimming underneath kayak

By
Daniel Uria
California photographer Giancarlo Thomae captured video of his close encounter with a juvenile great white shark while kayaking at Sea Cliff State Beach. Thomae remained relatively calm after the shark approached him before swimming underneath his kayak. 
 Screen capture/Giancarlo Thomae/Storyful/AOL
California photographer Giancarlo Thomae captured video of his close encounter with a juvenile great white shark while kayaking at Sea Cliff State Beach. Thomae remained relatively calm after the shark approached him before swimming underneath his kayak. Screen capture/Giancarlo Thomae/Storyful/AOL

APTOS, Calif., May 19 (UPI) -- A California man was undisturbed after spotting a large shark swimming underneath his boat while kayaking.

Photographer Giancarlo Thomae captured the video and managed to remain calm throughout his encounter with the shark, which he identifies as a juvenile great white shark.

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The shark can be seen approaching Thomae's kayak from the left side as he took the boat out into the water at Sea Cliff State Beach.

He went on to calmly identify the shark, while the inflection of his voice raised slightly once the shark made its way underneath his kayak.

A Texas man had a similar encounter with a much smaller shark, which ended in him narrowly escaping a bite after pulling the shark into his kayak while fishing near Corpus Christi.

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