Loggerhead Turtle Caught in Jaws of Shark
Footage has emerged of the moment a diver spotted a tiger shark swimming into view clutching a loggerhead turtle in its jaws.
Underwater photographer Daniel Thomas Browne was in the beautiful environment of Coral Bay, Western Australia, when he caught the unusual sight on video, according to Storyful.
Browne posted the video to his Instagram account, noting that some might feel sorry for the turtle. “Mother Nature is harsh,” he added, however.
Tiger sharks can grow 20-25 feet in length, according to National Geographic, and are consummate scavengers. Their sharp, highly serrated teeth and powerful jaws allow them to crack the shells of sea turtles and clams.
In addition to stingrays, seals, and birds, the stomachs of tiger sharks have been found to contain squids, sea snakes, and even license plates and old tires.