By Neo Bye
A free-diving instructor caught a group of sharks in the midst of a feeding frenzy – chowing down on a whale carcass.
The tiger sharks were spotted ripping into their prey in deep waters off the coast of the Maldives by Ibrahim Haleem, 24.
Ibrahim, who filmed the action, said what he witnessed was similar to scenes from BBC nature documentary Blue Planet 2.
He said: “I’ve only ever seen three dead whales in my lifetime – I haven’t met anyone who has seen one before.
“I got lucky and seeing the whale and sharks has been a big dream of mine since I watched the BBC’s Blue Planet 2.
“We rarely see whales in the Maldives – it’s even more rare seeing tiger sharks.”
Ibrahim, who is also a butler and underwater videography instructor, had a boat full of people with him at the time of the sighting.
He added: “My colleague woke me up when I was napping to tell me, I didn’t believe him until I got distinctive pungent odour of whale blubber.
“I didn’t wait a second and went to prepare my camera and dive gear – I couldn’t miss filming something like this!”