THIS is the JAWS-some moment a great white shark recreated the iconic pose from the famous poster of the film “Jaws”.
Rocketing from the depths with her teeth on show, this 17-foot female great white looks every inch the doppelganger of the killer fish from the Spielberg classic.
A British photographer captured the moment a shark perfectly recreated the iconic Jaws movie poster underwater[/caption]
The 1975 movie poster created by Roger Kastel featured a great white racing up from the depths towards an unsuspecting female swimmer.
Luckily there were no bathers in the water when this photograph was taken, near the Guadalupe Island off the west coast of Mexico.
Shark photographer and filmmaker Euan Rannachan, 32, was in a cage just feet from the huge predator when he caught this perfect picture.
British-born Euan, who also teaches underwater photography, said it was a shot he’d never quite been able to get before.
He said: “The shark in the Jaws image is a female, her name is Squirrel, and we’d been with her for a while.
His snap bears a striking resemble to the 1975 Jaws movie poster created by designer Roger Kastel[/caption]
Another of photographer Euan Rannachan’s incredible shark snaps[/caption]
“We have these people on the boat called shark wranglers and they throw these two-foot chunks of tuna and get the shark close to the surface.
“We probably have the best shark wrangler in the world, a guy named Crazy Luis, and he stays up on the boat bring the shark to us when we sit on the surface in the shark cage.
“Sometimes when the wranglers play with the sharks, the sharks get p**sed off and dive down under the boat and the bait so they can come rocketing up and get it.
“That’s exactly what squirrel was doing here, she was fed up probably messing around on the surface and dived back down under the boat.
“It was really deep there but the water clarity was amazing, and I just happened to be in the right spot seeing her coming up.
“I got myself in the front of the cage.
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“I think actually she missed the bait, but she got it a little while later.
“It’s one of those shots, I’ve had close to it, but as soon as I took it, I came out of the water and showed my buddy who had been after that shot for years and he wasn’t too thrilled.
“Usually a shot like this is just slightly off even with my camera shooting seven frames a second, but this picture was perfect.”
Married dad-of-one Euan was originally born in Putney, London, but moved to California for college and now lives in the US.
The terrifying female great white shark in the picture is named Squirrel[/caption]
Rannachan got the snap while underwater in a shark cage[/caption]
The sharks were photographed off the coast of Mexico last year[/caption]
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