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Great white shark breaches right in front of video camera

By
Ben Hooper
A great white shark breaches for a close-up off the coast of South Africa. Screenshot: ViralHog
A great white shark breaches for a close-up off the coast of South Africa. Screenshot: ViralHog

May 2 (UPI) -- A South African cage diver captured the moment a large great white shark breached right in front of the cage and lunged toward the camera.

The video, recorded April 3 off Gansbaai, Western Cape, shows the massive great white breach the surface of the water in front of the diving cage.

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The shark gives the camera operator a view of its jaws as it lunges straight toward them.

"I was shooting a film for customer's cage diving with great white sharks and had this large great white breach in front of the cage, in front of my lens. Very important that everyone knows that these sharks are not ruthless killers but amazing, large, beautiful creatures," the filmer wrote.

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