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Seal Island in False Bay, 30km south of Cape Town is by far the best place in the world to witness the spectacular phenomenon of great white shark breaching – highly unusual behaviour, which occurs here with more frequency than anywhere else.
A decoy cut out in the shape of a seal is slowly towed behind the boat. Sometimes a shark will hit the decoy within a few minutes and other times, they seem completely uninterested in the decoy.
It is not only fascinating to watch, but you can observe how the white shark flies out of the water after their prey.
An unforgettable sight and great photography, if you are able to capture the moment.
Scientists have acknowledged that great white sharks behave differently in False Bay at Seal Island, than anywhere along the South African coastline.
This is mostly due to the ideal topographic structure around the island, allowing for stealth and attack and therefore "flying" out of the water after their prey.
Yet nothing compares to seeing it for yourself – watching how not even a Cape fur seal's best acrobatic manoeuvres can save it from the relentless and dogged hunting down of a massive white shark. It will leave no doubt over who belongs where in the food chain.
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