A 26-year-old photographer, Luke Thom, captured the moment a 16-foot-long Great White shark attacked him while dangling his camera in the water to perfect his shots off the coast of the Neptune Islands, in southern Australia.
The incredible images show the curious 16-foot-long predator emerging from the water and swimming over to check out the photographer’s camera which he was dangling in the water, trying to get the best shot.
Other striking shots show the fearsome 3,000lb beast show its razor-sharp teeth as it bites onto the corner of a metal cage.
Luke Thom said:
“I was watching Andrew Fox taking these incredible photos of Great White sharks so I thought I’d try to get a shot of him getting his photo because of how close he gets to them with the fish-eye camera.
“I see a story and a moment in the photo. It’s not like watching a video. You can look at a photo and imagine what is going on.
“These sharks are pretty incredible animals and they need protection and minimal human impact.”