Great white shark soars 15ft through the air as the highest ever water breach is recorded


Great white shark soars 15ft through the air as the highest ever water breach is recorded in mesmerising photograph from South Africa

  • Scientist Chris Fallows took the shot at Seal Island in South Africa as part of ‘Air Jaws’ series on Shark Week
  • ‘They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, that picture is worth a thousand breaches,’ Fallows said. ‘I can’t believe how high it came out, it was just perfect … a photo you dream of’ 
  • The stunning shot marks the 20th anniversary and was a record 15 foot breach out of the water 

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A mesmerising photograph of a great white shark hanging 15ft in the air has set a record for the highest breach through the water ever recorded.

Shark expert Chris Fallows took the shot at Seal Island in South Africa and was released as part of the Discovery Channel’s ‘Air Jaws’ series.

‘They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, that picture is worth a thousand breaches,’ Fallows said. ‘I can’t believe how high it came out, it was just perfect … a photo you dream of.’

‘This has to be the ultimate air jaws breach,’ Fallows added.

Shark expert Chris Fallows took the shot at Seal Island in South Africa and was released as part of the Discovery Channel’s ‘Air Jaws’ series.

Chris Fallows broke a Shark Week record when he snapped a shot of a great white soaring 15 feet in the air.The stunning moment, captured at Seal Island South Africa, was released as part of Air Jaws, a series started in 2001.

Chris Fallows broke a Shark Week record when he snapped a shot of a great white soaring 15 feet in the air.The stunning moment, captured at Seal Island South Africa, was released as part of Air Jaws, a series started in 2001.

The latest episode of Air Jaws saw the researchers tracking sharks and using different techniques to capture breaches through the surface of the water.

One used a drone, another tried to capture a breach at night, while Fallows used a purpose-built tow camera.

Fallows’ record-breaking shot fittingly came on the 20th anniversary of the Air Jaws series.

‘That last breach!!!’ one Shark Week fan tweeted.

The latest episode of Air Jaws saw the researchers tracking sharks and using different techniques to capture breaches through the surface of the water.

The latest episode of Air Jaws saw the researchers tracking sharks and using different techniques to capture breaches through the surface of the water.

‘A 15-foot breach? Absolutely breathtaking,’ another wrote.

And one user simply said: ‘Absolutely Beautiful! That was amazing!’

South African-born Fallows was, along with a colleague, the first to observe the breaching behaviour of great white sharks popularised by the Air Jaws show.

Since then he has amassed one of the largest databases of predatory events involving the species, cataloguing some 9,500 incidences.

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