Great White Shark Attacks a Seal in Super Slow Mo

Aug 3, 2012
Outside Magazine

This is a moment that never gets old, especially since it seems every year it is captured in more detail, in slower motion, with just enough explanation. It's a great white shark breaching in the waters off of South Africa to bite a seal dummy, which it spits out at least once after the realization that there's no juicy fat to be had. The footage was captured for the Discovery Channel with ITM's Phantom camera, which can record up to one million frames per second. It's a quick taste of what's to come.

In case you're wondering, the 25th anniversary edition of the Discovery Channel's Shark Week begins on Sunday, August 12 at 9 p.m. Eastern.

—Joe Spring

Filed To: Adventure, Nature

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