Charging shark launches vicious attack on tourist's camera

A great white shark had a close encounter with a GoPro off Mossel Bay in South Africa, after charging after a piece of bait on a hook.

The clip, filmed on December 28, shows a shark lunge out of the water to catch the bait when he gets a little too close for comfort to filmer Ewan Wilson’s camera.

Ewan can be heard in the video shouting for joy when his camera narrowly escapes the frenzied jaws of the shark.