Great White Shark Jumps 15 Feet Through The Air As The Highest Ever Breach Recorded

An incredible video of a great white shark leaping 15ft in the air has set the record for highest breach ever recorded.

This astonishing winning photo was captured by shark expert Chris Fallows off the coast of South Africa. Courtesy Jeff Kurr/Discovery Channel

Shark expert Chris Fallows shot the video at Seal Island in South Africa and it has been published as part of ‘Discovery Channel’s ‘Air Jaws’ series.

Shark expert Chris Fallows took the shot at Seal Island in South Africa and was released as part of the Discovery Channel's 'Air Jaws' series.

‘They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, that picture is worth a thousand breaches,’ said Fallows. ‘I can’t believe how high it came out, it was just perfect … a photo you dream of.’

‘This has to be the ultimate air jaws breach,’ Fallows added.

In the latest Air Jaws Episode, researchers tracked sharks with different techniques to best capture breaches.

One researcher used a drone, another tried to capture a breach at night, while Fallows used a purpose-built tow camera.

One tried to capture a breach at night, one used a drone, and Fallows used a purpose-built tow camera

This is how he captured his record-breaking shot, which conveniently fell on the Air Jaws series’s 20th anniversary.

Chris Fallows broke a Shark Week record when he snapped a shot of a great white soaring 15 feet in the air.The stunning moment, captured at Seal Island South Africa, was released as part of Air Jaws, a series started in 2001.

Fallows and his colleague were the first to observe such breaching behavior by great white sharks which was in turn made popular by the Air Jaws show.

The latest episode of Air Jaws saw the researchers tracking sharks and using different techniques to capture breaches through the surface of the water.

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Written by Joe Kahlo

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