So there you are, just minding your own business swimming through the ocean when this giant shark tries to have you for lunch. I can only imagine what the seal in this picture was thinking while it was narrowly escaping what would surely be certain doom had this shark gotten a piece of it.
Photographer David “Baz” Jenkins happened to be out on the water for a tour of Seal Island in the waters of South Africa last July when he captured this amazing shot. Apparently the tour is full of similar shark attacks on the seals in the area, so the attack itself was not all that surprising to Jenkins. But the baby pup seal getting away, as depicted in this shot, is something that was rather unique. “This seal was one lucky pup,” Jenkins told Caters News Agency.
I would love to capture an image like this, but there is no way you are getting me out on the water in a boat surrounded by shark bait with sharks biting. I know they say shark attacks are rare, but in this case the place the essentially a shark buffet – so i’m staying clear. haha
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