Animals are dangerous. Sure, they can be trained, domesticated but in the end, animals will never truly deviate from their natural instincts. If they’re hungry, they’re going to eat. If they’re aggravated, they might attack. The philosophies that apply to those working with animals professionally holds true for photographers and videographers capturing them through visual media. The key to working with animals, in any form or fashion, is to always stay on your guard—remember, one wrong move could lead to some seriously disastrous consequences.
As a friendly reminder for all industry professionals to stay safe on the field, here are some of the most gruesome animal attacks caught on tape. These videos are not meant for the squeamish by any means, —you have been warned.