An Instagram model from California, United States says she?s lucky to be alive after she was attacked by a shark during a photo shoot.

Model and nursing student Katarina Zarutskie (@katarinazarutskie) was swimming in Staniel Cay in the Bahamas when she was bit on the wrist by a shark -- and her lucky escape was all captured on camera.

Katarina Zarutskie, a 19-year-old model and nursing student, said she had heard from locals that swimming with nurse sharks could be a fun experience so when she spotted a group of them off the coast of Staniel Cay island she jumped right into the clear blue water. However, what was supposed to be a memorable adventure quickly turned dangerous when one of the sharks bit Zarutskie?s arm and dragged her under the water. Photograph: @katarinazarutskie/Instagram