Manta ray mugs cameraman

A YouTube video shows a manta ray swooping in, grabbing, and taking off with thousands of dollars worth of underwater video gear.

Travis Matteson was capturing footage on his Canon 5D Mark II underwater rig off the coast of Hawaii last month when a curious manta ray decided to try its fin at a spot of videography.

There was no chase, just footage of the incident taking place as fellow cameraman Johnny Reidt filmed the whole thing.

Luckily, the gear was returned eight minutes later, right near the dive boat.

Read more of "Manta ray steals underwater camera rig" at CNET Australia.

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