Seal in VERY lucky escape after balancing on great white shark's nose

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One little seal had a very lucky escape from becoming a great white shark's lunch - after balancing on its nose.

Photographer, David 'Baz' Jenkins, 41, spotted the near-death battle while on board a great white shark tour boat off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.

As these amazing photographs show, one seal escaped the jaws of death after balancing on the massive sharks nose just inches from rows and rows of razor sharp teeth.

David, from Dublin, Ireland, told Caters News: "The seals were making their way back to 'Seal Island' after feeding out at sea and the sharks travel below them.

"The sharks are really well camouflaged due to their dark backs and when the seal looks down it is hard to make out the shark in the dark below.

"When the shark picks its time to attack, it can accelerate at around 40km/h upwards which can send both the shark and the seal flying up out of the water.

"I have seen a shark lose a tooth on a decoy breach before but never when attacking and killing a real seal.

"The breaching sharks are amazing, the speed and agility just takes your breath away as they can explode from below without warning.

"This seal was one lucky pup."

The great white shark is the world's largest predatory fish - measuring up to 20 foot in length and weighing around 5,000lbs - and can leave the water completely when attacking prey.

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