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The Blood, Sweat, and Blood Involved In Putting a Camera on a Shark's Head

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December 14, 2012

The Blood, Sweat, and Blood Involved In Putting a Camera on a Shark's Head

By Joe Cermele

Do you ever watch TV shows like "Planet Earth" or "Blue Planet" and just scratch your head wondering, how the heck did they get that shot? Well, however they got it, it probably took a while to perfect, case in point, the "critter cam" shot. Critter cam is when you see from the perspective of an animal, and the only way to achieve it is by literally strapping a camera to a critter's back or head. In the video below, marine biologist Greg Marshall re-tells the story of the first time a crew from National Geographic attempted to rig a critter cam...on a live shark. And it ain't pretty. Next time you see this shot on TV, remember that bloody was shed perfecting it. Have a great weekend.

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from benjaminwc wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Doesn't look so tough. A lot like someting that any fun-loving redneck would do for a case of beer. "Hey Billy-Bob, get yer duck tape and some here..."

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from Nyflyangler wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

I think this works better when you pull the shark out of the water on to the boat.

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from 2lb.test wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

"...and it turns out it was a lot more dangerous than I ever imagined." this guy obviously lacks imagination, because this is probably the first scenario I would have imagined when trying to attach something to a live apex predator.

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from benjaminwc wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Doesn't look so tough. A lot like someting that any fun-loving redneck would do for a case of beer. "Hey Billy-Bob, get yer duck tape and some here..."

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from Nyflyangler wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

I think this works better when you pull the shark out of the water on to the boat.

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from 2lb.test wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

"...and it turns out it was a lot more dangerous than I ever imagined." this guy obviously lacks imagination, because this is probably the first scenario I would have imagined when trying to attach something to a live apex predator.

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