Photo shows close-call between surfer and great white shark

A surfer in the United States had a close encounter with a great white shark off the coast of Cape Cod, and the dramatic moment was captured by a photographer.

Authorities released the Jaws-esq picture, to remind ocean-goers of the dangers lurking in the waters off America's East Coast, in the tail-end of warmer months.

The surfer wasn't harmed in the incident but it serves as a reminder that these deadly predators, aren't the man-eaters they're portrayed to be.