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Have you ever seen a great white shark fly?

A video out of South Africa shot by filmmaker Mark van Coller in Cape Town caught this majestic creature leaping out of the water with the greatest of ease.

They threw a decoy out to show how quickly a shark spots something on the surface of the water and strikes.

“We filmed just before and just after sunrise, as this is the most active time for the sharks to hunt,” van Coller told Barcroft Media. “During this time the seals and our seal decoy form a good silhouette for the sharks to target.”


“It all happens in seconds,” he added. “You dare not take your eye off your viewfinder and the decoy because that is always when it happens. You turn around to say something to someone and smash, you missed it.”

Matt Naham About the author:
Matt Naham is the Weekend Editor  for Rare. Follow him on Twitter @matt_naham.
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