TERRIFYING images present the bone-chilling view you will be met with for those who’re ever unlucky sufficient to be eaten by a shark.
Photographer Euan Rannachan took the images about 130 miles off the coast of Baja California and says he wasn’t fazed by the ocean creatures.
“By no means as soon as have I felt scared within the cage,” he stated.
“As soon as you’re within the water with these animals, it is easy to point out simply how peaceable it’s, and never scary in any respect.”
Rannachan snaps the images from a shark cage, permitting him to rise up shut and private with the animals.
The 1975 movie Jaws made Nice White sharks the worry of most individuals who dared to enterprise out into the water and Rannachan’s images make these fears a actuality.
One haunting pic reveals a shark’s open mouth, sharp tooth in full view, because it prepares to devour a a lot smaller fish.
The predators can develop so long as 20 ft and weigh as much as 6,600 kilos.
For Rannachan, they’re the proper fashions for his unconventional images.
“A big male white shark had been within the bait and made a few half-heart makes an attempt to catch it,” he stated of his methodology to lure the sharks in for a pic.
“When these failed, it went full apex predator on the road proper in entrance of me.”
Rannachan says the creatures are curious and are not as aggressive towards people as motion pictures make them seem like.
Sharks solely chew about 5 to 10 people per yr and normally take a “pattern chew” out of curiosity earlier than swimming away.
The sharks use their noses to detect prey within the water, feeling electrical alerts to “hear” the heartbeat of others round them.
Their sense of odor is so robust, they’ll sniff out a colony of seals from two miles away.
“White sharks have little jelly-filled sacks, predominantly of their noses, known as Ampullae de Lorenzini,” stated Rannachan.
“They use these little holes stuffed with jelly to really feel electrical impulses within the water, comparable to an animal in misery.
“In addition they can use these sensors to really feel your heartbeat within the cage,” he stated.