By Kylie Stevens For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 03:48 BST, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 04:21 BST, 16 September 2020
An underwater filmmaker has shared incredible vision of a great white shark swimming in the shallows near a popular surfing spot.
Madison Stewart spotted the massive shark between Ballina and Evans Head in far northern New South Wales on Tuesday morning.
The predator was swimming in the direction towards where a 40 tonne dead shark carcass washed up onto Patchs Beach at South Ballina last Friday.
'She was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. I followed her for ages, watching her move in precision following oil coming from the dead whale,' Ms Stewart captioned the footage on her Instagram page.
Madison Stewart spotted this great white shark between Ballina and Evans Head on Tuesday
It's unclear whether it was the same shark Ms Stewart filmed swimming in the area a day earlier on Monday.
'Filmed this Beauty this morning,' she posted on Instagram.
'Let's steer clear of Ballina/Evans heads surf breaks for a little while folks. Dead whale has attracted some sharks.'
Ms Stewart has posted footage in recent days to warn surfers of the danger and to stay safe if they choose to take the risk to enter the water while sharks remain in the area.
'The beach was empty but I warned the few people on my walk back, including one lone surfer. I told him there are sharks around, to which he replied 'when isn't there', I continued to mention 'well it's different because of the whale carcass...' but he was already walking away,' Ms