Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Fancy a bite? The stunning images of great white sharks as they bite down on metal cages with photographers inside

A photographer risked his life to take photos of massive sharks off the coast of Mexico. These remarkable underwater pictures show great white sharks barring their enormous three-foot wide mouths at fearless divers.

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Teeth bared, a great white swims up to the cage for a closer look at the divers
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The photographer risk his limbs when he poke his head and arms out from inside the cage for a clearer photo of the shark

Protected only by metal bars forty feet under the waters of Guadalupe Island in the Pacific, the brave snappers watch as the 3,500 pound great whites wrap their razor sharp teeth round the shark cages.
Underwater photographer Todd Winner managed to capture the jaw-dropping scenes as two of the 16-foot predators circled and rammed the cages during the divers three day stay in the tropical paradise.
Attracted by fur seals and Californian sea lion migration to the Mexican owned island, Todd and his colleagues were treated to a rare display of power as the great whites showed why they are top of the food chain in the water.

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Three divers backed into their metal cage when this 16-foot shark opened wide just inches away from their heads
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Unable to make a snack out of the divers, this shark tried biting a metal bar of the cage
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Photographer Todd Winner spent three days on a boat, diving every day, to capture these images
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