A “great white shark” was captured on camera as it was swimming off Hawaii on Tuesday.
The video was posted on Twitter by an amateur photographer who goes by the handle @JabberJab.
It shows a white shark swimming near a beach and apparently looking up to the sky.
“It’s a great white shark, right?
So I’m going to swim away.
Great White sharks are everywhere,” the shark says.
The shark appears to be swimming back to shore after it had caught up with its human target.
The photographer tweeted that he was able to capture a video that showed the shark’s behavior and its movements as it swam through the water.
A group of fishermen from the San Francisco Bay area were seen looking up at the shark on Tuesday morning, and a spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed to ABC News that it was a great whites shark.
The group of about 30 fishermen from a fishing group was in the vicinity of the beach where the shark was captured.
“We were fishing on our boat in the afternoon, just trying to catch some fish,” said John Pritchard of the fishing group.
Pritchard said he and other fishermen were in the area fishing when they noticed the shark.
“I didn’t see it coming, but I was getting close enough to the shore that I knew it was going to come,” Pritch said.
“The only thing I could think of was I’m not seeing anything.”
The shark, which is described as being in its late teens to early 20s, is a very rare species in the Pacific.
“A lot of sharks are caught by fishermen and tagged,” Pietchard said.
“This is the first time that I’ve seen one tagged.”
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) confirmed to the ABC that it is aware of the video and that it has opened an investigation into the sighting.
“At this time we are not aware of any violations,” said the department’s spokesman, Bob Kranz.ABC News’ Jonathan D. Salter contributed to this report.