Great White Shark Pays A Visit To Cage Divers
Why is nature so beautiful? Why does a short walk amidst nature have such a calming influence on our mind? Why does the sight of flowers, butterflies, rainbows and animals fill our hearts with joy unspeakable? While evolution and science can explain many facts of our daily existence, the answer to this profound puzzle lies a little beyond the reaches of present day science, and in the realms of the super-conscious. Nature is beautiful because it is a manifestation of everything that is fervently pulsating with life on this planet. In the midst of nature, our minds become calm because we feel the pull of this joyful cosmic consciousness.
There’s so little we know of our planet, and naturally it makes us curious as to what else is out there. This thirst for knowledge makes us push our boundaries and reach for the unknown. So far we’ve been able to see almost everything that’s above ground but there are many wonders lurking in the waters depths and the inside of our mysterious planet.
We are reaching for the stars, but we know only a few percents of what the ocean waters hold. There have been many expeditions in the darkest parts of the sea, but we have yet to reach the bottom of the abyss. Even with our limited knowledge of the sea, some animals that we encounter are more likely to come out of a work of fiction than the sea itself.
A group of cage divers were testing their luck in Gaansbai, a place in South Africa that is known as a hot spot for the endangered white shark. They try to lure the big creature by using salmon as a bait, but they got a bit more than they bargained for.
The reason why so many Great White Sharks are around Gansbaai is due to the abundance of energy rich food in Shark Alley, a small channel of water passing between Geyser Rock and Dyer Island.
Gansbaai is the capital of Great White Sharks in the world with a population estimated of around 1,500 sharks. The sharks move constantly up and down the coastline and some travel very far up to Mozambique and Madagascar. Some travel extreme distances but it is clearly evident that the majority of the time most of the Great White Sharks swim in the waters around Gansbaai.
Some of the divers went in the water to take a closer look while the others threw the bait. These predators can detect blood in the water up to 5 kilometers away, so it's no wonder this shark came by to see what's up.
The shark then decides to make a big entrance and clamps it jaws around the steel bars, just inches away from the camera, and the divers manage to film this outstanding footage.
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