Hyderabad: While it is rare to encounter a shark on an amicable note, ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ star Orlando Bloom now leaves his fan in shock as he paddleboards next to a great white shark.
The actor took to his Instagram to share a clip in which he is seen riding a paddleboard in Malibu, California. In the clip, Bloom was seen riding above the shark, with its silhouette moving below him in the water.
“Paddle Boarding With Great Whites(sic),” he captioned the video, adding: “When fear becomes your friend and @themalibuartist captures the moment.”
The video stunned not only the netizens but also other celebrities from the industry. American rapper 2 Chainz commented “Helllll naw(sic)” in complete disbelief.
And Bloom’s fiancée Katy Perry also wrote jokingly: “Next time go out and put some peanut butter on babe.”
While many of Bloom’s fans also found the actor’s move to be very ‘Wild’. A user wrote: “Omg that’s insane!” Another wrote: “wow!! Amazing”.
Many also praised the actor for showing the sharks, whose numbers have been decreasing in recent years. “Thank you for co-existing with sharks,” a user wrote. “One of the most beautiful and misunderstood fish of the ocean,” another commented.
“Don’t eat shark fin soup. There should be a ban on finning sharks. Humans kill millions of sharks a year to use them in soup, dog food and cosmetics. It must end,” a third user quipped.
Now, the Hollywood actor promotes ocean conservation and coastal clean-up campaigns starting on September 18.
“The beauty of the ocean is indefinable. We’re lucky to enjoy such a magnificent part of our planet, which is why it’s up to us to care and protect it,” he wrote, adding: “Join @OceanConservancy’s #InternationalCoastalCleanup! Starting September 18 keep our oceans trash free by forming a crew, selecting a location and cleaning up. Visit the link in bio for more information. It’s our responsibility to provide a healthy ocean for the future. #ConnectandCollect”.
To join Bloom in 2021 International Coastal Clean-up log on to: https://linktr.ee/orlandobloom