Great white shark leaps through air in front of tourists

Lucky tourists treated to rare breach in Australia

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Great white shark leaps through air in front of tourists

Tourists on a fishing cruise in Australia, were lucky enough to see a magnificent great white shark leap through the air.

American exchange student Haylee Webb was preparing to go cage diving to see the animals up close - but got a pre-dive treat when one decided to do a flying leap.

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The footage was caught off Port Lincoln in South Australia while during a trip with Calypso Star Charters.



Speaking to The Sun, Haylee said: "Nobody had expected to see any sharks breach but it was one of the most thrilling experiences for me and everyone else, I was just lucky to catch it and be able to watch it for the rest of my life."

According to news.com.au, great whites need to reach a speed of 40kph before they can propel themselves up to three metres from the sea.

They do this when they are in pursuit of prey, and the most common place to see the practice is at Seal Island in South Africa.

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