The toothy tyrant caused havoc during an underwater diving expedition in the Bahamas after snatching an expensive camera from the hands of a petrified photographer.
After posing for several snaps the shy shark decided enough was enough and grabbed the equipment in its ferocious jaws before swimming off and dropping it several metres away on the sea bed.
Tiger sharks are considered to be one of the most dangerous shark species in the world and are responsible for many recorded attacks on humans, second only to the great white shark.
Photographer Karin Brussaard, from the Netherlands, captured all the commotion on camera.
She said: ‘There were about six or seven tiger sharks down there and we couldn’t believe our luck.’