Great white shark drags boat through New Zealand harbor in terrifying underwater photos

Great white shark drags boat through New Zealand harbor in terrifying underwater photos

Terrifying moment New Zealand cameraman ATTACKED by a great white shark before it drags his boat across the water

  • Underwater camera captures the moment when a great white shark attacks the boat
  • An elderly couple was in a boat in the harbor when they were attacked by a shark.
  • Scott and Sue Tyndale’s boat was dragged 15 meters before the shark let go
  • A video of the shark attack has received nearly 12,000 views online.

The cameraman managed to capture the incredible but terrifying moment when a great white shark attacked his underwater camera.

Scott Tyndale and his wife Sue were tagging and releasing fish at Kaipara Harbor in Auckland, New Zealand last month when they decided to set up an underwater camera to capture shallow waters.

It wasn’t long before the Auckland natives were playing tug of war with a great white shark that clung to their camera and mount.

If that wasn’t enough, the male great white shark in the scene right out of Jaws continued to drag the boat upstream for about 15 meters.

After a few tense minutes, the shark eventually let go, but not before severely damaging the camera and biting into it with its razor-sharp teeth.

“There was a small current and we were at anchor, but it was pulling us upstream because it wasn’t going to let go of my camera… all of a sudden we went the wrong way. ‘ Mr. Tyndale said Stuff.

Scott Tyndale (pictured) and his wife Sue were tagging and releasing fish in Kaipara Harbor in Auckland last month when they decided to set up an underwater camera to shoot in shallow water.

Scott Tyndale (pictured) and his wife Sue were tagging and releasing fish in Kaipara Harbor in Auckland last month when they decided to set up an underwater camera to shoot in shallow water.

A 2.5-meter shark attacked an underwater camera, grabbing a boat with a couple of pensioners on board and dragging it away.

A 2.5-meter shark attacked an underwater camera, grabbing a boat with a couple of pensioners on board and dragging it away.

This is Scott's third encounter with this species in the past few months.  This shot was taken by a cameraman at the same location in Kaipara Harbor in Auckland.

This is Scott’s third encounter with this species in the past few months. This shot was taken by a cameraman at the same location in Kaipara Harbor in Auckland.

Marine researchers estimate that the male great white shark is between four and five years old and about 2.5 meters long, more than enough to haul a couple of retirees and their boat upstream.

This is Mr Tyndale’s third encounter with an apex predator in the past few months, which is a sign of a healthy habitat, he said.

The footage has racked up nearly 12,000 views on YouTube, which Tyndales hopes will raise awareness of the protected species in his native New Zealand.

Great White Sharks: Terrible Predators of the Deep

Great white sharks have such a strong sense of smell that they can spot a seal colony two miles away.

Great whites give birth to up to ten “calves”, but the mothers eat them if they don’t swim away fast enough.

They swim at speeds up to 37 miles per hour at full speed and break out of the water from under their prey.

They attack 5-10 people every year, but usually just take a “trial bite” out of curiosity before sailing away.

Great whites can live up to 70 years.

They are painted white underneath to make them harder to see from below in bright sunlight.

They have multiple rows of teeth that can number in the thousands.

When their teeth fall out, they are replaced by razor-sharp teeth in the row behind.

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