Reports indicate that a Netflix documentary film crew experienced a chilling incident while navigating the waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii. During their expedition, their inflatable boats were subjected to a harrowing encounter with Tiger sharks measuring up to 15 feet in length.
During the filming of the Netflix docuseries “Our Planet II” in Hawaii, a terrifying incident occurred when the crew had a harrowing encounter with 15-foot-long tiger sharks, nearly putting them in danger. The director of the series, Toby Nowlan, described the event as “horrific,” as the sharks aggressively leapt at the boat and left substantial bite marks, causing immense damage.
The original plan for the crew was to conduct an underwater shoot with the tiger sharks, who were expected to be waiting in the shallows at Laysan, one of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. However, on the first day of filming, as the crew ventured out in inflatable boats, two sharks unexpectedly attacked them, reminiscent of scenes from the movie “Jaws,” according to producer Huw Cordey.
In a state of panic, the crew, located only around 100 meters from the safety of land, hastily made their way to the beach in what can be described as an “emergency landing” after the intense shark encounter. The incident left the team shaken but fortunately unharmed, with a remarkable story to share about their close call with these formidable predators.
Cordey remarked, “It goes without saying that no underwater shots were captured.
“Nowlan also disclosed that the shark attack was the second occurrence on the same day.
“A rush of water formed a ‘v’ shape, and a tiger shark lunged at our boat, creating massive punctures. The boat shattered into pieces,” he recounted. “We attempted to repel it, but the shark remained relentless. It was truly horrifying. That was the second shark that had targeted us that day.”