Grayson Shepard was looking for a species of fish that doesn’t belong in the Gulf of Mexico.
He got an up-close look at a species that belongs wherever it wants to belong.
Shepard and fellow divers Joe Kistel and Alex Fogg had collected hundreds of invasive lionfish and shot video off Apalachicola, Fla., in preparation for Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day, according to the Website Think It Sink It Reef It.
The divers said that while Shepard was conducting a safety check, a great white shark swam up to him briefly. A bag of speared lionfish in his hand, Shepard captured the encounter with his GoPro.