THIS is the heartstopping moment a large tiger shark swam within touching distance of oblivious beachgoers.
Unsettling drone footage shows the 8ft black predator swimming close to the Miami coastline yet appear uninterested in nearby swimmers.
At one point the shark unnervingly moves close to two swimmers enjoying a morning dip.
Photographer Kenny Melendez had been capturing scenic shots of the tourist hotspot last Friday when he noticed the 8ft predator cruising along the Miami coast.
Speaking to GrindTV Melendez said: “I was shocked to see how close the shark got to the man, and didn’t seem to care at all that the swimmer was in its path.
“The man standing in the water didn’t seem to notice the shark despite its size. He was most likely distracted by the noise of the drone, as you can see him looking up, and probably couldn’t see the shark himself.”
Despite the drone being too far away to alert the swimmers, Melendez soon found there was no need as the shark unassumingly swam away.
Miraculously no injuries were reported after the sighting.
Tiger sharks have been ranked as one of the deadliest sea creatures second only to the white shark.
Just days ago a fisherman was left with a “mangled” leg after fighting off an attack by a great white shark.
And earlier this month a Brit managed to escape death after punching a great white shark that tried to rip his arm off during a surfing holiday in Australia.