Horrifying underwater video footage shows what its like to be eaten by a shark

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An underwater camera has shown just what it would be like to be eaten by a shark after an ocean predator chowed down on a cinematographer's equipment.

A filmmaker and conservationist known as Zimy Da Kid was shooting an undersea documentary when a tiger shark fancied a bite of his 360-degree camera.

The equipment, which the conservationist was using in the Maldives in April, survived the attack after the shark released the camera, but with the camera still rolling, Zimy captured a fascinating glimpse of a shark attack.

With the camera jutting into the shark's mouth and throat, the terrifying footage gives a rough simulation of what it'd be like inside a shark.

The chilling footage showed the shark's mouth biting down with razor-sharp teeth and also provides a view of the gills on the inner walls of its closed throat.

Speaking of the encounter with the tiger shark, the 29-year-old documentarian said: "I put my Insta360 on a weight and then I put it on the sand and the shark was curious.

"He saw this shiny thing and he thought 'let me taste it' and then he bit the camera."

Zimy had set out making the documentary to change the negative perception surrounding sharks in popular culture.

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He said: "When sharks bite people it is not because they want to eat us, it’s because they see someone and they are curious so they just bite. But they usually never eat the person because they don’t like it.

"My goal is to make people fall in love with sharks through beautiful images. I started filming sharks because sharks are disappearing at a very, very fast rate which is going to be very bad for the ocean.

"If sharks disappear then the whole ecosystem of the ocean is going to fall apart. If the ocean falls apart, then we will fall apart with it."

The cinematographer said he hoped marine documentaries would encourage people to protect the planet and its natural habitats, The Independent reports.

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