The Closest Calls | Shark Week's Most Intense Encounters

  • Published on Jul 14, 2018
  • As you can probably guess, filming Shark Week each year can be quite dangerous! These are some of the closest calls ever in the history of Shark Week.
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Comments • 932

  • JackS91641
    JackS91641 5 days ago

    Talk about manufactured tension on the plastic cage. You can clearly see he just hasn’t locked the hatch!! American “Documentaries” (using the word documentary is a massive stretch) seem to just be scripted tv shows now. If you have to rely on things like manufactured tension to get viewers for a documentary it might just be time to stop and move on to another subject

  • Greg Richards
    Greg Richards 6 days ago

    Besides the people who are actually helpings sharks.
    ..the rest are idiots!

  • Games'n' Guitar
    Games'n' Guitar 7 days ago

    The third one wasn’t a close call at all, the shark showed zero Interest in the photographer and was actually swimming away from him.

  • Leonardo Fonseca
    Leonardo Fonseca 9 days ago

    Yeah... fuck that ... wouldn’t be that close ever in my life

  • gully bozz
    gully bozz 11 days ago

    am i racist to say #mustbewhitesonly !?

  • snuttanjonas89rocky
    snuttanjonas89rocky 12 days ago

    Some of these stunts are crazy but...
    These guys do this proffesionally
    They get payed to do this they are passionate
    If they did it for fun,... would they still do it???🤔
    Yeah probebly not

  • Maddy More
    Maddy More 13 days ago

    “It’s a she!”
    *Acts surprised when she turns to grab him after touching her tail*

  • Luiza H. C. Braga
    Luiza H. C. Braga 14 days ago

    OK I understood. The photographer has a fetish to be a shark bait !! Every madman with his craze, right?

  • Josue Calderon
    Josue Calderon 15 days ago

    Why are y’all so shocked about these being close encounters lol. YALL ARE PROVOKING THESE EVENTS

  • David Reid
    David Reid 15 days ago

    He’s not gonna be able too feel your senses , other guy says “ he’s not gonna b able too feel my my electrical senses ? “ guy replies no I don’t think he will ! It’s 16 foot great white fuckin shark and that ghost cage looks flimsy as fuck and u don’t think so 😂 good old dickie !

  • Eriana Lowe
    Eriana Lowe 15 days ago +1

    The last shark clip it’s gum had started bleeding from the impact against the railing

  • Tia T.
    Tia T. 16 days ago

    “we’re gonna dangle him over the sharks” seems like a great idea 🤠

  • Born Again
    Born Again 16 days ago

    These guys are flirting with disaster.

  • Michael Perez
    Michael Perez 17 days ago

    2:26 sea turtle eyeballs dangling out his skull.

  • surya blaze
    surya blaze 17 days ago

    No wonder women live longer

  • nena200able
    nena200able 17 days ago

    That's it.... Continue to present yourselves as something sharks should be curious about and then they'll finally learn that humans can also be prey at the beaches. That crap of story about sharks not thinking about us as prey is BS. They've learned humans are something to try. Idiots

  • Gene R H II
    Gene R H II 17 days ago +1

    Uh 5:14 the guy literally went to put his hand on the sharks nose lol real smart

  • Justin Roach
    Justin Roach 18 days ago +1

    "Lets see how much danger we can put ourselves in for ratings"

  • Justin Roach
    Justin Roach 18 days ago

    bruh havent you seen jaws smdh

  • Rochelle El
    Rochelle El 18 days ago

    Dangling over a great white shark that can breach the water and grab you like a seal.....that's pretty bold.

  • TheBrendon67
    TheBrendon67 18 days ago

    That hanging truck has been done before.
    Wasn’t that in the man with the golden gun?

  • TheBrendon67
    TheBrendon67 19 days ago

    I had a super close call with a shark once.

    At the aquarium.
    Came right up to the glass.
    Quite harrowing!!!!

  • Rosey
    Rosey 19 days ago +1

    If you got attacked by a shark, I wouldn’t blame the shark :)

  • chaeferl
    chaeferl 19 days ago

    Just leave them be for goodness sake! If something happens then suddenly it’s the dangerous sharks fault! Piss off!!! If you gonna play with fire expect to get burnt!

  • Stephen Cook
    Stephen Cook 19 days ago

    That door was broken, but who’s idea was it to have that plastic cage fastened to the boat by flimsy rope?! Idiots.....

  • Daniel Dulivero
    Daniel Dulivero 19 days ago

    SO STUPID! 🤬🤬🤬

  • Blah Blah Blah
    Blah Blah Blah 19 days ago

    If Megalodon was around today these idiots would still go kayak or fuck around with it like that

  • Getthefuckoffmylawn
    Getthefuckoffmylawn 19 days ago


  • Silas Gs
    Silas Gs 20 days ago

    4:15 all that censoring was actually the shark when the man fell on top of it
    *ow f**kin a**hole*

  • Ashley Ewert
    Ashley Ewert 20 days ago

    What would have happened to dickie if a shark got in when he was talking

  • Frankie g
    Frankie g 20 days ago +1

    letting the guy with one hand missing tell the plan for observing sharks lol

  • Ainun Syah
    Ainun Syah 20 days ago


  • Kevin Key
    Kevin Key 23 days ago +1

    Sad to see how discovery used to be about science bow its more like a reality tv show

  • Andrea Dohm
    Andrea Dohm 23 days ago

    Shark Week 2019? Anyone?

  • Aaron Shattuck
    Aaron Shattuck 24 days ago

    That first clip is my favorite of all time. I've watched it so many times. That dude is an absolute nut!

  • Nolans Account
    Nolans Account 25 days ago

    Why does discovery channel promote idiots like this

  • TheMyarse
    TheMyarse 26 days ago

    It’s like humans when theirs a vending machine

  • ๖ۣۜKบgส Sสภ

    0:6 you can tell this beast was in a fight

  • somebody
    somebody 27 days ago


  • Billy Phalen Simmons

    Why are you guys getting so close to get cameras on them

  • Dirty Blond
    Dirty Blond Month ago


  • anna 53
    anna 53 Month ago

    Ludicrous the stupid risks they are taking, not to mention putting others at risk by basically teasing them.

  • Shane Berry
    Shane Berry Month ago

    Big sea turtles fight off tiger sharks all the time. It’s not one sided

  • Claudia M.
    Claudia M. Month ago

    Ich möchte auch mal in so einem Käfig 😍😆

  • scooter Smith
    scooter Smith Month ago +1

    Here’s an idea how about just leave them alone go about your day

  • Ivan Santana
    Ivan Santana Month ago

    If stupidity had a name it would be call dumb anglos

  • Johnleo Devenecia
    Johnleo Devenecia Month ago

    Some humans are asking for it!

  • Velcro1997
    Velcro1997 Month ago

    This is why women live longer than men.

  • Eric Thompson
    Eric Thompson Month ago +1

    After the series where they were literally using a elevator lift to get the entire body of the shark [up to 17 foot long] out of the water to take DNA samples full measurements and place GPS tags, everything else seems run of the mill. Paul Walker was a lucky SOB to be included on that expedition.

  • Maximilian Knigge
    Maximilian Knigge Month ago

    Leave them alone 😅

  • Itz Slurzzi
    Itz Slurzzi Month ago

    I hate these documentaries about animals the way they do sometimes with these close calls.. fair enough if we document them wile we swim with them and shit but that’s on them if they get bitten. But luring them and making them hurt themselves by damaging something. It’s whack

  • Ted Spoltore
    Ted Spoltore Month ago

    Almost makes me scared to kayak.

  • Jennifer Lowe
    Jennifer Lowe Month ago

    Why are these only less than 10 minutes long?.. I start to get interested and then it's over.. Oy

  • Yusef Stoudemire
    Yusef Stoudemire Month ago


  • Yusef Stoudemire
    Yusef Stoudemire Month ago


  • henry butterfield
    henry butterfield Month ago +1

    Should do a shark ride like what bull riders do but with

  • max chema
    max chema Month ago

    Good job making the shark bump into the platform..asshole

  • miloš benčič
    miloš benčič Month ago

    becouse of this dumb people shark attacks will rise

  • Byers Family
    Byers Family Month ago

    Dear.god. Not one brain to share between them

  • MrWakensurf
    MrWakensurf Month ago

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Joel flow
    Joel flow Month ago

    Shark bait hoo ha ha!

  • susan couderc
    susan couderc Month ago

    Wow this was great but they went too far teasing the sharks like that!! The closest i ever got to a shark was at Marineland in the glass tunnel with aquarium all around and over us a shark came right towards me looked him in the eye and he turned right around was a scary moment i was so thankful for the glass between me and him!!

  • donnan huggler
    donnan huggler Month ago

    When the scientists are jibbering idiots

  • Anita Luca
    Anita Luca Month ago

    Sharks are such powerful beautiful creatures

  • dra cen
    dra cen Month ago +1

    They say these facts like 'oh they don't like being touched on the nose' and then touch them on the nose like come on you're deliberately making them uncomfortable and making them feel endangered

  • Nick
    Nick Month ago

    Explains the dangers of a shark but then drives a tiny boat to bait them 😕

  • Andrew Cullum
    Andrew Cullum Month ago +1

    Just crazy people!! Why do they do this??? These are wild animals which can kill people.

  • Yourboiiwildwolf Inthehood

    5:27 here's Brucey

  • Judith Kelley
    Judith Kelley Month ago

    I absolutely love Shark week

  • Yellow Submarine
    Yellow Submarine Month ago

    4:14 it was at that point... He knew... He fucked up.

  • Lily Johnson
    Lily Johnson Month ago +1

    I am a marine biologist, I dive all the time and I see great whites all the time. The dangle idea was a bad idea because great whites can breach up to 12 feet in the air, good thing they pulled him up in time. Also I wouldn’t recommend dangling food in front of a shark if your not planning to let go when the shark approaches, it’s a good was to lose a hand if you don’t let go in time😂

  • Webber The Indigestible

    Sharks and the ocean are my absolute worst fears.

  • John Chase
    John Chase Month ago +1

    Totally fake.
    After the shark swam by, they dunked him in.
    He knew it was gonna happen at that time they planned it.
    You could see him smiling ear to ear.

  • mike smith
    mike smith Month ago +1

    "Should we check our gear before we use it?" Nah their just really large Great White sharks what could go wrong?

  • mike smith
    mike smith Month ago +3

    "The door is broken!!" Great preparation guys 👍👍👍