A tourist has captured the amazing moment a huge Great White shark breached the water in pursuit of a tasty treat.
Spectacular pictures and video show the 13-foot-long, 1700-pound predator leaping out of the water as it latches onto a decoy seal.
Passengers on board the vessel video the encounter as the shark continues to circle horrifyingly close.
The spectacular images and footage were taken in Kleinbaai, South Africa by geographic information system officer Joseph Butler, 23, from Swindon.
Incredibly – however – Joseph wasn’t scared in the slightest by the encounter and instead wanted to show the vulnerability of the predators.
“What I love most about this kind of photography, is breaking down people’s preconceptions about nature,” he said.
“It is frequently found as a foreign concept when I explain that the sharks were largely uninterested in us, and that they are a lot more vulnerable than first thought.
“First impressions suggest a lethal predator stealing a piece of the equipment, when in fact it has merely managed to get hold of the lure that the crew were dangling in front of its face; not dissimilar to what happens with a common house cat.
“Although a 13ft-long, 1,700lb shark sounds like an unstoppable force of rage, they are in fact largely being decimated by humankind with our own selfishness and brutality.”