Photo Sequence of Great White Shark Hunting

Great white sharks are athletic hunters, leaping completely out of the water as they attack prey from below. They have six highly refined senses: smell, hearing, touch, taste, sight, and electromagnetism. These senses, along with a sleek, torpedo-shaped body, make them highly skilled hunters. In this breaching sequence, watch as a great white shark captures its prey, and learn more about this top predator's life, ecology, evolution, and conservation status in the great white shark section.

Sharks have a long and impressive lineage, and they often serve as top predators—keeping populations of prey species in check. Sharks face only one real threat to their survival—humans. Every year, humans kill an estimated 70 million sharks.Check out these "5 Reasons to Revere Not Fear Sharks."

 

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A frame-by-frame view of a Great White Shark breach.
A frame-by-frame view of a Great White Shark breach- frame 1.Great White Sharks breach to hunt -- with split-second timing they grab their prey in one swift snatch. Follow the whole breaching action in this slideshow.Great White Shark breachingA frame-by-frame view of a Great White Shark breach- frame 4. A frame-by-frame view of a Great White Shark breach- frame 5. A frame-by-frame view of a Great White Shark breach- frame 6. A frame-by-frame view of a Great White Shark breach- frame 7.