A monster great white shark was spotted lurking off a popular Australian beach

Sarah Kimmorley
Shark Australia

Dave Riggs/ Facebook

A documentary film producer has captured incredible footage of a great white shark just off a popular beach in Esperance, West Australia.

On Saturday, Dave Riggs used a drone to film the monster-sized shark which was lurking just 50 metres from shore at Fourth Beach.

A nearby patrol boat, measuring 8.5 metres, put the scale of the beast into perspective with Riggs estimating that it had to be well over 4.5 metres.

“[I’m] not game to call it any bigger for fear of sounding like a fool,” he said on Facebook.

From the looks of it, it’s a very conservative estimate:

A 17-year-old surfer, Laeticia Brouwer, died after being mauled by a shark near Esperance in April this year.

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