WA Filmmaker's Violent Shove By Shark Caught On Camera
The moment an Aussie filmmaker was bumped by a great white shark has been caught on camera.
Filming underwater off Lucky Bay (no pun intended) in WA’s south, Ash Gibb was suddenly knocked from behind.
I was in about five metres of water getting a great shot of this fish and I felt this massive thump from behind," he told the ABC.
"Very quickly I saw the great white shoot into the picture."
Mr Gibb said the encounter was blurred by adrenalin, but he remembered feeling detached from the moment.
"At first I was quite excited. I thought, great, this is what I came for," he said.
“The biggest thing for me was just focusing on my breathing. I didn’t want to show that I was scared.”
"I think that's sort of what got me through a lot of nerves, because it was very intense… it was a very testing situation."
He estimated the shark was 4-5 metres, a similar weight to a SUV.
- with ABC Online