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7 killer shark photos from a drone ahead of Shark Week

Get ready for Shark Week 2024, starting on July 7th on the Discovery Channel. This annual event is always a hit, offering a mix of thrilling shark footage (often shot on a drone) and educational content.

This year, actor and professional wrestler John Cena will host Shark Week 2024. The program will air on the Discovery Channel from Sunday, July 7 to Saturday, July 13. And even if you don’t have cable, you can stream Shark Week live with Hulu + Live TV.

To get you in the Shark Week spirit, The Drone Girl has put together a collection of stunning shark photos captured by drone photographers from around the world. These images show sharks in their natural habitat from breathtaking aerial perspectives.


Joanna Steidle, a professional drone pilot based in the Hamptons, Long Island, New York, took this top down photo of a shark paving her way through a school of menhaden fish. Joanna is no stranger to epic shark shots. She hopes the stunning images she captures with her drone will educate others about the importance of underwater ecosystems, particularly the feared and misunderstood sharks.

Photo courtesy of Joanna Steidle


Jay O’Brien is an Australian wildlife and landscape photographer. O’Brien shot this epic shark photo using his DJI Mavic Air 2.


The Drone Shark app is created to inform users of sharks or other wildlife spotted in the area. The app can be used to keep swimmers safe, but also to help drone users capture the perfect shoot. The @dronesharkapp is full of epic drone shots of sharks, mostly around the Australian coastline. This is sure to be a popular account during Shark Week 2024.


Andrew French is a nature, ocean, and landscape photographer. Head to his Instagram to see an epic use of the pinned feature for main posts. Below is a scalloped hammerhead shark shot on a DJI Mavic 3. Follow Andrew on Instagram to come prepared for Shark Week, as he frequently includes shark facts in his posts.


This shark photo shot by Adrian Serwin is for all the thrill seekers out there. Adrian is a filmmaker and photographer who has spent the last 7 years traveling the world mastering the art of photography.


Scott Fairchild’s drone footage shows great white sharks interacting with surfers and swimmers along the California coastline. Scott captured this photo with his DJI Mavic 3.


Allysha Cartledge is a wildlife and nature photographer who shot this shark 100m off the shore. The blue waters look so inviting, but the presence of the shark makes you think twice about diving in!

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