Kiwi photographer captures extraordinary power of great white shark

The great white shark suddenly breaches and is pictured in flight as it snatches the decoy seal trailed behind the research boat near Seal Island off the Cape Town coast. Photo / Chris McLennan

The great white shark suddenly breaches and is pictured in flight as it snatches the decoy seal trailed behind the research boat near Seal Island off the Cape Town coast.

Photo / Chris McLennan

Please click here for the full story by Anna Leask of NZ herald

I thought I’d just share this photo captured by a Kiwi photographer.  We may not be looking for the same shark but since late November, we had reports of shark sightings near beaches where I live and where I swam (and still swim) in.

Sharks lurk near beaches

TWO shark sightings have happened around the Bucklands Beach Peninsula within a few days.  The first was on November 28 at Eastern Beach, while the second was at Bucklands Beach last Tuesday morning.

OMINOUS SIGHT: Craig MacLugash took this photo of what’s believed to be a bronze whaler shark at Eastern Beach on November 28. Photo supplied / Craig MacLugash via http://www.times.co.nz/front-page-feature/sharks-lurk-near-beaches.html

OMINOUS SIGHT: Craig MacLugash took this photo of what’s believed to be a bronze whaler shark at Eastern Beach on November 28. Photo supplied / Craig MacLugash via http://www.times.co.nz/front-page-feature/sharks-lurk-near-beaches.html

Shark sighting closes beach (Waihi Beach) 

By Jamie Morton 9:19 AM Wednesday Dec 25, 2013

More recent updates now moving west – that the second shark sighting in three days forced swimmers out of Waihi beach this afternoon.  The beach is now open again, but lifeguards are staying on watch.

Waihi Beach reopened after a "little, wee" one-metre shark sent most swimmers and surfers out of the water. - photo courtesy nzherald -

Waihi Beach reopened after a “little, wee” one-metre shark sent most swimmers and surfers out of the water. – photo courtesy nzherald –

 

Dark shadow sparks third shark alert

By Jamie Morton, Lydia Anderson

A shark sighting at Waihi Beach today may have been a "phantom'' and lifeguards decided to keep the busy beach open for the throng of holidaymakers.

A shark sighting at Waihi Beach today may have been a “phantom” and lifeguards decided to keep the busy beach open for the throng of holidaymakers.

It is reported that bronze whalers are very common inshore around the upper North Island at this time of the year.  Department of Conservation marine technical officer Clinton Duffy says from photos and video images, the sharks appear to be bronze whalers and people should be very cautious.

Sharks at large - photo supplied by DOC

Sharks at large – photo supplied by DOC

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11178551

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