Incredible photos: Great White shark leaps out of water to catch seal in its jaws

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FALSE BAY, SOUTH AFRICA - UNDATED: A great white shark breaches and bites down on a decoy seal off in False Bay, South Africa. 

A GREAT white shark launches itself clear out of the water to snatch a snack - a helpless seal. The dramatic shots of several sharks breaching at Seal Island, off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, were captured by wildlife photographer Chris McLennan. Chris witnessed 28 predations in a single hour in the shark infested waters.

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The dramatic moment a great white shark 'sealed' the fate of a sea animal was captured by a photographer.

Chris McLennan, from New Zealand, snapped the predator launching itself clear out of the water to snatch a seal.

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FALSE BAY, SOUTH AFRICA - UNDATED: A great white shark breaches and bites down on a young seal off in False Bay, South Africa. 

A GREAT white shark launches itself clear out of the water to snatch a snack - a helpless seal. The dramatic shots of several sharks breaching at Seal Island, off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, were captured by wildlife photographer Chris McLennan. Chris witnessed 28 predations in a single hour in the shark infested waters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY Chris McLennan / Barcroft Media

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The series of images was captured at Seal Island, off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa.

McLennan captured 28 shark breaches in a single hour.

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FALSE BAY, SOUTH AFRICA - UNDATED: A great white shark breaches the water to take a decoy seal in waters off in False Bay, South Africa. 

A GREAT white shark launches itself clear out of the water to snatch a snack - a helpless seal. The dramatic shots of several sharks breaching at Seal Island, off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, were captured by wildlife photographer Chris McLennan. Chris witnessed 28 predations in a single hour in the shark infested waters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY Chris McLennan / Barcroft Media

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The notorious shark infested waters is said to be one of the only places in the world where sharks breach when hunting their prey - the Cape fur seal.

Travel photographer Chris said: "The behaviour of the Great White sharks in this area is unique.

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FALSE BAY, SOUTH AFRICA - UNDATED: A great white shark breaches and takes a decoy seal off in False Bay, South Africa. 

A GREAT white shark launches itself clear out of the water to snatch a snack - a helpless seal. The dramatic shots of several sharks breaching at Seal Island, off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, were captured by wildlife photographer Chris McLennan. Chris witnessed 28 predations in a single hour in the shark infested waters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY Chris McLennan / Barcroft Media

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"I wanted to get the Holy Grail of shark images - the breach with a natural predation.

Chris used a decoy seal towed by a boat during the second day of his trip when there was a lull in activity.

He added: "The only way to get a photo of this live action is to spot the seals returning from offshore fishing and then focus on a lone seal or one that has dropped off the back of a group.

"By tracking just one seal, if you are lucky and the seal is not, you might get to see some action."

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