Photographer David Jenkins travelled to Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa, one of the principal breeding sites of the cape fur seal. The presence of so many seals attracts some of the biggest great white sharks ever recorded, who have a unique way of hunting the seals in which they jump, sometimes completely out of the water, to catch them.

Cape fur seals, Seal Island, False Bay, Simonstown, Western Cape

Cape fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus), Seal Island, False Bay, Simonstown, Western Cape, South Africa, Africa

Great white shark in the waters off Seal Island

Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), Seal Island, False Bay, Simonstown, Western Cape, South Africa, Africa

Common dolphins swim by the Island

Common dolphin (Delphinus capensis), Seal Island, False Bay, Simonstown, Western Cape, South Africa, Africa

Great white shark catching a seal in mid air in the waters off Seal Island

Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), Seal Island, False Bay, Simonstown, Western Cape, South Africa, Africa

A great white flips over in the sea off Seal Island with its catch in its mouth

Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), Seal Island, False Bay, Simonstown, Western Cape, South Africa, Africa

See more of David Jenkins’ photography here

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