Our Planet II which is narrated by Sir David Attenborough crew was filming a few pieces of footage for the docuseries near Laysan which is the second largest single landmass in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, after Sand Island at Midway Atoll.
According to the British magazine Radio Times, the crew encountered tiger sharks in the water while filming. Series Producer Huw Cordey shared with Forbes that “The crew planned to conduct an underwater shoot with the tiger sharks but ran into trouble when two sharks attacked them. It was like something out of Jaws,”
Director and producer Toby Nowlan told Radio Times that “This ’v’ of water came streaming towards us and this tiger shark leaped at the boat and bit huge holes in it. The whole boat exploded. We were trying to get it away and it wasn’t having any of it. It was horrific. That was the second shark that day to attack us.”
“The sharks’ behavior was “extremely unusual. They were incredibly hungry, so there might not have been enough natural food and they were just trying anything they came across in the water.” Nowlan added.
“The whole boat exploded We were trying to get it away and it wasn’t having any of it. It was horrific. Crew members panicked before making a beeline for the island.” Nowlan said. “They were incredibly hungry so there might not have been enough natural food and they were just trying anything they came across in the water,” Nowlan added.
However, the boat was nearby and only 100 meters from shore so the crew reached the beach before things get out of hand, according to Radio Times. Here is the trailer for Netflix Docuseries Our Planet II.
Tiger sharks are among the largest in the world and well known to eat most marine animals, sea birds, and the occasional terrestrial animal, according to the Florida Museum.