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Video: REMUS SharkCam Let’s You Experience a Great White Shark Attack, Sans the Pain

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to get attacked by a shark? Well, now you have your answer, thanks to the above footage from a custom-designed camera setup. Called the REMUS SharkCam, this custom rig shows what the moments leading up to an attack are like without actually having to feel the pain of one.

Looking like a torpedo with embedded cameras, the REMUS SharkCam is equipped with a plethora of GoPros and other features that give us a clear view of what it’s like to be preyed upon by these monstrous fish of the sea. This particular endeavor was filmed on Guadalupe Island, Mexico, where wild Great Whites are known for their activity.

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Just keep in mind that you probably won’t be wanting to get in any water for a short period of time after watching this five-and-a-half minute video.

(via DIY Photography)


 
  • Will Mederski

    like many, i’ve watch just about every shark documentary out there (often seeing the same “sensational” footage of them leaping out of the water after the dummy seal) but this is amazing footage!
    well captured, well presented.
    and it gives you such a better idea of how the sharks hunt.

    sure, it would be great to observe them without disturbing them, but heisenberg ruined all that for us… ;)

  • Aezreth

    Beautiful majestic creatures.

  • Photog

    Beautiful!

  • Thomas Kryton

    Some absolutely stunning footage of majestic creatures. Though with their reaction to be filmed we should name them the Alec Baldwins.

  • Ryan Jensen

    HUH????? Heisenberg??

  • Will Mederski

    google “uncertainty principle.”

  • http://overbythere.co.uk/ Dan Clarke

    Interesting they used GoPro cameras rather than ones built into the actual vessel, as there are depth limits with the GoPro housings etc. Additionally you’re quite limited in battery life, whereas if they had ones built into the vessel, they could hook up a extra battery to it..

    Either way, it’s fascinating to watch!