Since the release of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, many people have come to regard sharks, along with bears, gorillas, and rhinos, as one of the few creatures that are just badass. Just look at the—total units that inspire dread and awe just by being themselves.
Sharks have now become even more fantastic (yes, even more ridiculously awesome than the concept of a tornado full of sharks). A great shark was recently seen rising from the ocean and taking in some fresh air—15 feet, to be exact.
#1 Sharks can’t fly, but they can get sick air, and this particular one got a lot of it.
As a result, a great white shark, one of the world’s biggest sharks, was observed rising from the water and leaping into the air. This was no average jump, as it managed to rise 15 feet (4.57 meters) over the sea.
A common shark may leap up to 8-10 feet (2.4-3 meters) above water, according to Sharks World. As a result, watching a shark fly another 5 feet beyond this line is considered a record-breaking breach.
As part of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, great white shark expert Chris Fallows traveled to Seal Island, a small island in False Bay, South Africa. The film was shot for the program Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach, in which several professionals compete to take the greatest mid-air photos of sharks breaking the water’s surface.
#2 A great white shark was seen breaching 15 feet (4.5 meters) above the water’s surface.
#3 The shark breach was captured on camera and videotaped for the Discovery Channel’s Air Jaws series.
And Fallows got lucky when he came upon a great white shark, which quickly became a record-breaking breacher and is now going viral.
He and his squad went out on patrol with some meaty bait tethered to their boat, hoping to entice a shark to bite. Fallows eventually spotted the shark he was seeking after numerous attempts. The video shows the shark leaping from the sea, chewing on its new-found treat attached to a rope, and soaring (about) 15 feet into the air.
According to legend, this was the highest-ever leap made by a shark in the history of Air Jaws. “Whoa! That was incredible, do you see that shark!?” shouted Fallows as the shark took off.
#4 It is reported to be the highest leap by a great white recorded in Air Jaws history.
#5 Chris Fallows, a great white shark specialist, caught this historic encounter.
The act of a great white shark leaping out of the water is known as breaching. They use this during hunting to stagger and grab quick-moving prey, like a seal. Sharks are claimed to be able to swim at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour) near the surface.
What makes this even more amazing is that breaching is an uncommon event among sharks since it requires a lot of energy. And here we thought they did it all the time, which is why Sharknado, the catastrophe horror comedy science-fiction film series, exists.
#6 Air Jaws is a television show in which specialists compete to take the greatest mid-air photographs of sharks breaching.
#7 This specific breach also resulted in his being named the winner of 2020 Air Jaws.
Fallows was voted the winner of 2020 Air Jaws after nailing this famous jump. The official Shark Week Twitter account released a stunning image of a great white shark upside down in mid-air, preparing to plummet back into the water.
Air Jaws is a Discovery Channel documentary series on great white sharks. The initial incarnations of the show were produced in 2001-2002, but it was suspended until 2010, when it was reintroduced and has been published practically every year since.
#8 The program attempts to focus awareness on the difficulties surrounding the great white shark’s survival and acts as research material.
In the video below, you can see this historical (as well as incredibly spectacular) leap.
“This Air Jaws has a very compelling conservation message: We have to do something to conserve these great white sharks because they are on the verge of extinction,” said Air Jaws director Jeff Kurr. “Does Air Jaws have a chance of returning?”
He went on: “The thing with Air Jaws is that we have captured these white sharks at so many various perspectives, in super slow motion, that no one else has.” Number one is just demonstrating how they hunt, the techniques they use, how they approach their prey, and what time of day they like to attack.”
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