Tiger sharks in the Bahamas will sometimes inspect and bump camera equipment being carried by scuba divers.
But one large shark took more than a passing interest recently; it clamped down on a $10,000 camera and ended up swimming off with the rig–and, for a brief period, with the diver!
The accompanying footage, captured By Shawn Hull, shows the shark’s approach, the opening and closing of the mouth around the camera, and the diver being pulled beneath the shark’s belly, and finally the diver letting go, realizing he could not win this battle.
There are a couple of choice and unsavory words issued when the diver realizes his camera is lost. The words are muffled by water, but you get his drift.