Heart-racing shark encounters

It's safe to say most people fear sharks -- and it's clear to see why. With their sharp teeth, killer instinct and sheer strength, it's absolutely terrifying to even think about the creature, let alone encounter one in the wild. See below for terrifying footage of shark sightings and the people who survived them.

Sharks Give Paddleboarders Scare of Their Lives

A peaceful day on the water paddleboarding turned into a heart-stopping situation for two women as five great white sharks swam right next to them. One of the women, Kelly Dean, told Inside Edition she knew she had to keep her fear under wraps. Amazingly, the women kepy their cool during the frightening experience. Videographer Mark Romanov, who was on a boat, used a drone to shoot the incredible encounter for an upcoming documentary exploring the relationship between sharks and humans.

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