Terrifying moment boy surfer (10) photo-bombed by great white shark
A 10-year-old surfer has had a close encounter with a photo-bombing shark that shared a wave with him off an Australian beach.
Chris Hasson said he was taking photos of his son Eden riding a wave off Samurai Beach at Port Stephens, 110 miles north of Sydney, on Tuesday when something unexpected and indistinct caught his eye.
He discovered he had photographed the face of a twisting shark just below the surface with his son on an apparent collision course.
"Check its mouth," Mr Hasson wrote shortly afterwards on Facebook. "It's rolled over having a good look at his yummy yellow new wetsuit."
Speaking to the Sydney Herald, the lucky surfer said: "When I took off I thought I saw something and when I went to do the first snap off the top I hit something and I thought it was seaweed."
"Then when [Dad] called me in I thought it must be a shark because there was a big school of fish."
James Cook University shark researcher Andrew Chin said the photographed shark was possibly a small great white.
Mr Hasson says shark experts have since told him it was a juvenile great white about 8ft long.
Eden was not injured.