Great White Shark “Outsmarted” by Brave Man

The horrifying images were captured by London-born filmmaker and photographer Euan Rannachan at the island in Mexico. He has a way with sharks and is able to get very close to them

A great white shark was outsmarted by a brave Brit who teased the predator with tuna.

The island of Guadalupe in Mexico has regular sightings of the big fish that can weigh anywhere between 1500 – 4000 pounds.

It is a migration path for elephants and fur seals and has become a regular place for great whites, which can reach 21 feet in length.

These images were captured by London-born filmmaker and photographer Euan Rannachan at the island with a Nikon D850 in a Aquatech water housing.

Aquatech Water Housing protects and secures camera and other equipment underwater exploration trips.

One of the images shows a bloody-mouthed white shark reaching for a yellowfin tuna.

Shark eating the tuna used as bait

Euan, 36, said: “Some sharks like to play the game when we use fish to bring them in while others look at the cages and then swim off.

“I am always surprised at how much a white shark’s body shape changes when they open their mouths.

“Their mouths open fully when they are fully positive they are going to get what they are after.

“Their core body temperature drops by a few degrees when they open their mouths and they need a lot of energy to warm up again, especially because of their size.”

Born in London, Euan has a way with sharks, doesn’t find them too disturbing and is very close to them.

He says his time with sharks in the water is peaceful marred by very few moments of aggression.

Euan added: “I am usually very close to them.

“Hardly a few inches or a couple of feet away from them.

“Most of the time the shark just swims around waiting for its moments to strike the bait. I can’t wait to get back to them and start shooting again.”

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