Photographer tried to film storm waves… lost £2,000 camera

how to lose $2400 in 24 seconds from Kurtis Hough on Vimeo.

It's the one thing photographers dread, having their camera snatched away from them as they're trying to capture an image.

And that's exactly what happened to Kurtis Hough as he was trying to shoot footage of storm waves in Oregon, only it wasn't a mugger which took his camera, it was the sea.

This footage shows what happened after he left his Canon 5D Mark II on a ledge several feet above the beach… squeamish camera owners should look away now.

After his camera was swept away be a surging wave, Kurtis was able to recover it but sand and salt water corrosion meant it was beyond repair.