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.

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Submitted by JAWS (not verified) on

I LOVE Sharks I watch movies about them so I watch tv about them One day I want to swim with a SH SH SH SHARK

Submitted by gen corkscrew (not verified) on

I will some day study these fascinating aquatic sea kings

Submitted by casey (not verified) on

Great white sharks are no more then mind eating machines and should be hunted and killed. Anyone that says that they should be protected are in my opinion mad our seas are not safe all the while they are swimming in them. I say kill them all rid our seas of such a ugly thing that only sees humans as food.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

i've never been n the water with a great white don't want 2 b but the great white and other sharks r beautiful animals and should b help to survive.

Submitted by BT (not verified) on

South Africa is the only place in the world where the white pointer breeches.