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Stunning footage has shown a woman touching the head of a killer shark to reveal a life-saving technique should you encounter the apex predator.
Marine biologist Andriana Fragile took to TikTok to reveal the technique of fending off a tiger shark – one of the deadliest sharks behind a great white.
In the incredible video, the fearsome creature heads directly towards Andriana in the deep blue.
But instead of panicking and trying to swim away, she touches its nose before pushing it away.
As the dramatic scenes unfold, Andriana explains the technique to the viewers.
“If you are ever in this rare situation where a tiger shark approaches you, this is what you should do,” she says.
“As the shark gets closer, make sure you maintain eye contact, reach out your hand and lock your elbow.
“Then press your hand flat on the top of the shark’s head and follow through by pushing up and over them.
“Leave your hand along the side of their body to maintain that extra space in case the shark decides to turn back to you again.
“Then, after the shark starts to swim away, make sure to do a look around and make sure there are no other sharks approaching you.”
The video has been seen a staggering 17.9 million times since it was posted on Monday (February 25) and viewers were unsurprisingly gobsmacked at Andriana’s bravery.
“I would honestly just die but thanks for telling us,” one wrote.
Another said: “There’s a lot of things I would do if a shark approaches me and pressing my hand flat on its head is not one of them.”
While a third joked: “And how do I handle the poo in my wetsuit?”
In other news, the terrifying moment a shark nearly ate a teen’s hand before dragging him 65ft through the water was recently caught on camera.
Jahmon Wilson, 18, was fishing in the sea off Nelson in New Zealand when a copper shark tried to steal his catch.
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