The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy was doing some field work off the coast of Wellfleet, Massachussetts when they captured the video below.
It shows a great white shark breaching directly at the man standing on the bow of the boat. Stick around for the slow-motion footage that follows after the incident happens in real time.
That dude on the bow is probably feeling pretty damn lucky that he had a metal grate in between him and the jaws of that shark… You can even see him jump up as a natural reflex to the breach. Crazy!
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy: “While out on research trips, we’ve seen white sharks breach and we’ve received multiple reports of breaching white sharks this year from fishermen and boaters. While encounters like this one are rare, this video shows that they’re certainly possible. White sharks are wild and unpredictable animals. This is a good reminder of the importance of not becoming complacent and always staying vigilant when in or on the water.”