A filmmaker has captured an amazing, raw and up-close video of what it’s like to be a shark’s dinner – with the great white inhaling a tuna meal.
Euan Rannachan, 36, works as a photographer and filmmaker, and has a knack for shooting the ocean predators.
“At times it can be very exciting, but also it’s really hard to describe just how peaceful they can be,” Euan told Jam Press.
“I am always in awe of them and humbled each time I get in the water.
“This time, we had around 15 individual sharks come up to the boat.”
In a terrifying clip, filmed on the volcanic Guadalupe island, located about 125 miles off the coast of mainland Mexico, a rope can be seen being dropped into the sea.
A camera is attached near the top while a piece of tuna is swinging at the bottom.
Lurking in the shadows, a shark can be seen lingering around the rope.
Moments later, it lunges towards the fish, engulfing the bait in its mouth while showing off its razor-sharp teeth.
The great white then thrashes around in an attempt to pull the fish from the dangling rope.
Ripping the dish from the rope, it then swims off with the meal.
Euan was unable to identify the shark like he has done in the past but could tell it was a male.
He said: “I saw it one time just before this at the surface, but judging by how comfortable this shark was going for the bait line and also with other sharks around it lead me to believe it knew what it was doing, and we have probably seen him before.”
Euan shared the video on Instagram, (@Euanart), where he racked up over 5,451 views and plenty of comments from stunned social media users.
“Dude this is so amazing,” wrote one user, followed by clapping emojis.
“You’re pretty ballsy for putting your camera so close to shark bait but loving that it has been working out great so far!,” wrote another person. [sic]
Someone else commented: “Oooohhhhhh Euan…amazing!” [sic]
“The bite video! You killed it with that one, this video is awesome,” said someone else. [sic]
Another person said: “Amazing!” followed by a heart emoji. [sic]