Cue the Jaws music for today’s challenge, filming great white sharks off the coast of South Africa.
Everything was in place for shooting — including the cameraman, who was lowered, in a cage, into the water. The boat crew had tempting bait to ensure the shark casino arrived on cue.
Watching the shark’s tail thrashing around as the bait was devoured was heart-stopping, even from the safety of the boat.
The shark then made a beeline for the cage. The cameraman must have had nerves of steel as the great white headed straight for him, crashing its head between the bars before turning and swimming away.
As the shark set off in search of its next course, the cameraman was lifted out of the cage unharmed. A huge relief to all concerned, especially the cameraman!