Sharks may not be as huge as whales yet they are still quite powerful – and could overturn a small or medium-sized boat if they really wanted to do it. So, I was sitting at the edge of my seat when I was watching this video shared by YouTube user Michael Maiale showing a huge great white shark circling a boat.

It appears that the shark was curious as to what this large object might be – or it could be trying to determine whether the boat was a threat or a competitor.

After circling the boat a couple of times, the shark must have realized that the boat was not a threat and is not going to do anything to interfere with its meal. So, it turned its attention to the whale floating just a few feet away.

Still, it was a good thing the shark did not feel threatened and was more interested with the whale than the boaters…

Check out this heart-stopping video: