Shark Hunting Seal Photos by Chris Fellows

Photo: Chris Fellows

Wildlife photographer Chris Fellows spends half of each year waiting off the coast of South Africa to capture some amazing photos of sharks hunting its prey:

"The sharks feed on young seals when they are attempting to return to Seal Island after a few days out feeding," Mr Fellows said. "The sharks will bite the seal, typically in half in the first go, and then come round and pick the other half up. It is all on the surface and it happens in a few minutes."

Mr Fellows added: "When children see a shark eat a seal they feel sorry for the seal, but it's like a lion catching a zebra - it's a natural phenomenon.

"To see a perfectly streamlined great white slowly cruising in clear water with shafts of light bouncing off its back is like watching a sports car effortlessly cruise past you on the freeway. It is just one of those moments that makes you appreciate a beautiful creation."

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After watching "Air Jaws II: Even Higher" on Discovery on Demand I was amazed at Chris's natural ability to photograph these incredible creatures, created by God as magnificent machines and awesome hunters. I hope Chris and his team continue to document these wondrous, beautiful underwater marvels.
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Chris you take amazing pictures. Both my wife and I cant wait to come back to cape town and go out with you and wife again . There is nothing like the smell of seal island at 5:30 am :)

To anyone who has not seen this in person it is a amazing feat to see a white shark lauch out of the air it is amazing.
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Nothing shows of evolutionary traits better then the need to survive. This is why I love to see predators and prey in action. They are both doing what they do purely for survival. I would feel sorry for the seal but I watched planet earth last night and saw a fur- seal rip a penguins neck apart. Disney say it best. The Circle of Life.
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