Hawaii's Mark Healey is a professional big-wave surfer and passionate freediver who, according to his Instagram introduction, is "not afraid of a good time."
So the fun-loving Healey decided to play a game recently with a large Galapagos shark, by using fish he had speared to try to lure the predator onto the beach.
The plan worked, but the shark won the game by stealing one of the fish and scurrying back into the water. Good thing Healey is quick, too, because the shark approached uncomfortably close to his feet.
(Note: Instagram video includes brief profanity.)
This was Instagram video post shared on Healey's account. Here's his description of the exciting moment:
first insta video post! This healthy Galapagos shark followed me in
from spearfishing one day and was buzzing the shoreline trying to find
the source of the smell (I had speared a couple fish that were on my
"I'd seen Galapagos Sharks beach themselves before, and wanted to see if he'd have a go. I had no intention of letting him have part of one of my fish, but he got the last laugh in the end. Really cool animal. We named him Si. My buddy Darin Auger filmed this with my phone."