Terrifying moment shark took a bite out of sea paparazzi

Posted: November 11, 2010 in Uncategorized
Tigershark STEALS camera

Camera shy: The tiger shark swims off with the expensive camera euipment. Picture: Karin Brussaard / Caters News Source: Supplied

AN underwater photographer got the fright of his life when a shark snatched the camera from his hands.

The diver was left shaking while the tiger shark swam off with the camera between its teeth.

The 2m creature later dropped the camera several metres away on the sea bed off the Bahamas.

Tiger sharks are considered one of the most dangerous shark species in the world and are responsible for many recorded attacks on humans, second only to the great white shark.

Photographer Karin Brussaard, from the Netherlands, captured all the action on camera.

She said: “There were about six or seven tiger sharks down there and we couldn’t believe our luck.

“We were having a great time photographing them all until one diver swam towards one of them trying to get a better shot.

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“The shark suddenly seemed to get angry and snatched the camera right out of his hands. I couldn’t believe it. It swam away with it and we all just looked on in amazement.

“Luckily it did drop it eventually and remarkably the camera only seemed to have a couple of scratches on it.”

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