Great White Shark Seal Photo Essay

Last week, on July 7, 2016, a spotter pilot captured a rare photo of a great white chasing and trying to catch a seal on the north side of Nauset Inlet in Orleans, Massachusetts.  

When you see the photo, we assume that the shark caught the seal but the outcome was otherwise. The photos shows that the shark was closing in on the seal and looks like it made contact, closing the deal. The seal got away! 

Photos was also posted on the Facebook page of Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, and within the first hour, people started to comment on the photos.  Comments were even sided, pro-shark and pro-seal.  Below are some of the comments on the photos.

 

 

“That’s too bad, better luck next time shark!”

"Seal 1, shark 0"

“Boo....sharks need to eat too”

 

During summer feeding season on the area, seals are the main target of great white sharks. 

Conservation for great white shark still continues.  In fact, two weeks before this photo, researchers from Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy tagged their first white shark of the season on Nauset Beach.  On that same day, researchers was treated on a site of a 12-foot shark catching and eating a seal.

Sharks usually gets a better result when shark take an ambush approach. 

 

Read the full story on Grind TV article "Great white shark versus seal; dramatic chase photographed off Cape Cod" 

Picture of great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean

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Image of a great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, as it breaches out of water to seize imitation seal towed as a lure, False Bay, South Africa

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Photo of a a great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias killed by shark hunter Vic Hislop after death of a surfer. No human remains were found in this shark. Queensland, Australia

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Stock photo of great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, as it breaches to attack South African Cape fur seal pup, Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus, False Bay, South Africa

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Stock photo of great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, Seal Island, False bay, South Africa, natural breach on cape fur seal, Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus, Indian Ocean

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Photo of a great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, as it gorges on carcass of Bryde's whale, Balaenoptera edeni, ignoring research vessel next to it, False Bay, South Africa

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Image of reconstructed jaws of extinct Carcharodon megalodon, and ancestor of great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, with adult woman for scale

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Picture of great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean

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Photo of ancient Hawaiian shark teeth weapons, made out of teeth of various shark species, particularly those of tiger sharks, Galeocerdo cuvier, and great white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, Hawaii

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Image of a great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, and pilot fish, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Pacific Ocean

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Photo of great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, South Africa

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Stock photo of a great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean

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Stock photo of a great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, as it attacks South African Cape fur seal pup, Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus, False Bay, South Africa

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Photo of skin, scanning electron microscope view of dermal denticles or placoid scales of great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias

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Image of a great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, as it breaches out of water to seize imitation seal towed as a lure, False Bay, South Africa

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Picture of a great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, South Australia

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Picture of a great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, breaches out of water to seize tuna fish, Guadalupe Islands, Mexico

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Image of fossil tooth of extinct Carcharodon megalodon, ancestor of great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias

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Photo of a great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, Seal Island, False bay, South Africa, breach on seal decoy, Atlantic Ocean

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Photo of great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, South Africa

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