Cape Town - At Traveller24 we've been treated to our fair share of pics and videos showing sharks doing some extra-ordinary things - like this particular shark cage dive, where divers got way more than they bargained for.
Even the odd frolicking hippo footage, we'll certainly never forget this one time a rogue hippo decided to take a dip in the ocean off the coast of Mozambique.
And of course this new footage showing a small bull shark swimming daringly close to a family of hippos in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal has us more than a little stoked.
Captured by 30-year-old tour operator, Stacey Farrell during a hippo and crocodile safari on the St Lucia Estuary, Farrell said, "We spotted a small bull - Zambezi - shark swimming close to the hippo family. I stopped the boat along the bank as we were watching the pod of hippo return to the water.”
According to Farrell, bull sharks are unique in that they can live in both salt and freshwater, seeing them in the estuary is a common sight as this is where females will have their babies.
“Due to the hippo defecating in the water there are generally a lot of fish between the hippos, so it would be the best place for the shark to be looking for a snack. The water was very muddy and the shark started bumping into the hippo, which caused them to start attacking the shark.
"The shark was much faster and managed to get away at the last second.” Farrell said.