Awesome Compilation Of Great White Shark Shots

NewsflarePublished: July 22, 2017Updated: July 23, 2017292 views
Published: July 22, 2017Updated: July 23, 2017

A cool video has emerged compiling a diver's best shots of great white sharks captured off the coast of South Africa this year. The clip contains close-ups and footage of sharks breaching out of the water.

When you remember how heavy Great White sharks can get (often around 2000 pounds), it can be difficult to imagine them lurching their huge bodies out of the water when hunting, but these extraordinary beast are able to do just that, and with quite the ease. Great Whites breach the water every time they hunt something fast, like seals. When swimming towards the surface, they can reach speeds up to 40 miles per hour and launch their heavy selves 10 feet above the water level. This action, however, is pretty rare, since sharks have to use up so much energy to propel themselves.

Events like these are pretty astonishing to witness, but they also provide clues about how these fearsome predators of the deep attack their prey. However, one can never actually determine when a Great White is going to breach, so studying this phenomenon presents itself a challenge.

Seal Island in False Bay, 30km south of Cape Town is by far the best place in the world to witness the spectacular phenomenon of great white shark breaching – highly unusual behaviour, which occurs here with more frequency than anywhere else. (source: www.sharkadventures.co.za)

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