Photos have shown the the heart-stopping moment a diver came face-to-face with a menacing shark which is notorious for attacking humans.
The adrenaline pumping photos show the beast surging towards the scuba diver off the Bahamas in the Caribbean.
But instead of tearing through his flesh, the 500kg predator harmlessly wandered over to inspect his camera.
The pair even shared an intimate embrace as the diver stroked the tiger shark as if it were a docile domestic pet.
Others incredible pictures show the sharks swarming around the group of divers as they swim near the ocean floor.