Lonely Planet Writer

Great white shark and evasive seal thrill visitors in Gansbaai

A group of visitors to Gansbaai in South Africa witnessed an incredible show as a great white shark attempted to catch a Cape fur seal a few metres from their vessel, the Whale Whisperer.

A Great White Shark.
A Great White Shark. Image by Lwp Kommunikáció / CC BY 2.0

The event, which was captured on video, started with the massive shark tracking the seal closely before launching its attack. Incredibly, the seal managed to avoid the clutches of the shark’s jaws by repeatedly leaping out of the water and rapidly manoeuvring beneath the surface. Read more: news24.com