Call it skill, luck or just being at the right place at the right time. Chris McLennan is an international award winning travel and adventure photographer who's captured some truly amazing photos of great white sharks breaching. The ocean around Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, is the only place in the world where the sharks breach when they hunt their prey, which in this case is the Cape Fur seal. According to National Geographic, full breaches, like the one shown above, are rare because they take up so much energy. South Africa's waters are full of baby seals so sharks have learned to attack from below with incredible speeds, which propels them out of the water as they snap up their next meal.
Chris McLennan Photos
For the photo above he states, "This shot was taken very early in the morning on a dull and stormy day and we were using a decoy seal. The action happens very quickly and without warning - when a great white breaches the whole event is over in a second or less."
Great White Sharks
Great White Sharks Breaching
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Giant Great White Shark Jumping Out Of The Water With a Seal