SEAL ISLAND, SOUTH AFRICA
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A feature on Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa
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SEALISLAND SOUTHAFRICA
The dense population of fur seals at certain times of the year attracts the seal's main predator, the Great White Shark. Seal Island provides unique opportunities for those who wish to observe attacks by White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals and to observe social interactions amongst both species. The island is well known for the spectacular way the sharks grab their prey: They come up from underneath and literally launch themselves out of the water with the seal in their mouth. It has been shown that if the seals enter the "Ring of Death" (where the sharks circle the island) on the surface instead of at the murky bottom, they will be picked off by the faster and more aggressive Great White.
Education is the way forward to keeping man and shark safe © Dan Callister
Seal Island, South Africa © Dan Callister
A flying Great White Shark © Dan Callister
Cape Fur Seals make a dash for open water © Dan Callister
A curious Great White spy hops, Seal Island, South Africa © Dan Callister
A Great White Shark breaches on a Cape Fur Seal © Dan Callister
Cape Fur Seals at Seal Island, South Africa © Dan Callister
A Great White Shark breaches on a Cape Fur Seal © Dan Callister
A Great White feeds on it's prey © Dan Callister
ACape Fur Seal preys on Catshark © Dan Callister
A Great White breaches on a seal decoy © Dan Callister
A pod of Common Dolphins passes Seal Island, South Africa © Dan Callister
A narrow escape for this Cape Fur Seal, Seal Island, South Africa
A great White Breaches on a seal decoy, Seal Island, South Africa © Dan Callister
A Great White Shark breaches on a Cape Fur Seal and sheds a tooth © Dan Callister
Lights out for this unfortunate little Cape Fur Seal © Dan Callister
A Cape Fur Seal with a massive shark inflicted wound © Dan Callister
That's all folks © Dan Callister