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Dubliner Snaps Seal's Deadly Dance With Great White Shark

15th October 2013
Dubliner Snaps Seal's Deadly Dance With Great White Shark

#Jaws - The Mail Online has published a series of incredible photographs showing a young seal's lucky escape from the jaws of a great white shark.

David Jenkins from Dublin snapped the seal's perilous encounter with the dangerous marine beast from a tour boat off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa - a favourite haunt for the killer fish made infamous by the movie Jaws.

Some of the astounding shots show the seal balancing on the shark's nose as it tries to snap itself a meal.

Others clearly show the great white's startling rows of razor sharp teeth as it pursues its prey.

But despite the shark's amazing speed and agility for its size, the smaller and lithe seal used its own quickness and manoeuvrability to narrowly avoid meeting its maker.

See the Mail Online's shark-versus-seal photo gallery HERE.

Published in Marine Photo
MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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