This rare footage shows a massive Great White Shark fully airborne out of the water in an epic attack on an unsuspecting young seal.
The footage was captured from a boat of Taiwanese tourists on a tour led by Dive Experts Tour-guide and renowned photographer Rainer Shimpf.
These guides have good reason for taking tourists out to this area — Off the coast of Mossel Bay, South Africa live thriving populations of Cape fur seals and great white sharks. Each year the seals here gather on ‘Seal Island’ by the hundreds to give birth; When the newborn seal pups go for their first swim, they enter dangerous waters.
Great white sharks thrive in this area, in part due to the abundant prey. The shark in this video had been patiently biding his time, waiting for the opportunity to strike.
This shark attack is not the first time tour guide and photographer Rainer Schimpf has filmed.