Diver Has Close Call With Bahamas Tiger Shark

Monday 23rd, January 2012 / 10:10 Published by

Russell Easton with tiger shark

This is the terrifying moment a daring Tyneside diver looked straight into the jaws of death.

Underwater photographer Russell Easton got a close-up he didn’t bargain for when he came face-to-face with one of the world’s most dangerous animals.

The 42-year-old was forced to fend-off a tiger shark with just his camera when he came perilously close to the wrong kind of snap.

The conservationist was photographing the 12ft mammal while in the Bahama Islands with a friend.

Russell, a professional underwater photographer from West Allotment in North Tyneside, said: “I was looking through the view finder of the camera when I suddenly saw this huge mouth and teeth.

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1 Comments on “Diver Has Close Call With Bahamas Tiger Shark

  • The diver was with Fl based Jimmy Abernathy well known in the Bahamas for a diver death from a bull shark attack in 2009 and his own attack on his arm last year.

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