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Photos: Great White Sharks Breaching for Photog's Synthetic Seal Lure

Photos: Great White Sharks Breaching for Photog's Synthetic Seal Lure

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from Nebraskahunter18 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Very Cool!!

Imagine if that seal was you. Scary

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from 3cman3 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

imagine being on the boat, geez what a job!!!

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from 3cman3 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

on picture # 12, is it pooping?

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from FlHuntress wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

It is totally unbelieveable, the pure power of this animal. WOW!

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from Drew McClure wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I had a largemouth bass do the same thing on a plastic frog a couple of weeks ago. Top water seal baits in stores soon.

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from Ruger wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

One more thing to add to my bucket list.

Troll for great white shark with a artificial barbless seal.

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from RS08 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Cool pics. My money says he ends up like the grizzly man."They are more individual than humans." Just a matter of time till he runs into a psycho.

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from CmdrDick wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Great pix, but all of the gutsy guys get whacked eventually because familiarity breeds contempt.
The only thing I take exception to is his "estimate" of 1000 remaining worldwide. A little schooling would have done him some good. Counts and estimates should be left to professionals who have the gear and knowledge to make reasonable estimates of wildlife. The great white wanders worldwide. Only a massive, long term program could come close to having anything near an accurate estimate of how many Great Whites exist. Seven years of counting wildlife in Alaska does not qualify me to make any predictions. Only carefully logged data does that, and even then it must be qualified with the particulars and means used to gather it. This man may be a great guy, but he is FAR from an expert on the species, and seems more a rogue stuntman than anything else.

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from Jeff Olhausen wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Great photos.

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from badsmerf wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Guy is going to get eaten. Just like the people who think bears are their friends. Wild predators will only stand so much.

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from mwestbrook wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Great pics but leave the politics out of it. I can guess there are millions of them, it doens't mean I'm right no more than his pathetic guess of a 1000 is right.

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from mwestbrook wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Great pics but leave the politics out of it. I can guess there are millions of them, it doens't mean I'm right no more than his pathetic guess of a 1000 is right.

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from headforthetropics wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Message to sharks: don't screw around with that foam rubber seal- it'll kick your ass! Every time.

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from headforthetropics wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

looks like you'd need at least a 9-weight to cast that seal properly

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from StrangeWetlands wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

In photo #12, those are his claspers.

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from truckee trout wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I HAD THE PLEASURE OF SEEING A 10 TO 12 FOOTER IN THE SURF AT STINSON BEACH. IT MADE ME QUESTION HOW SMART SURF FISHING WAS THAT DAY. THEY ARE VERY COOL.

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from reeloriginal wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

PICTURE NUMBER 14 LOOKS LIKE HE SWALLOWED TOO MUCH RED SEAL

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from jomonkey527 wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Thanks for posting this! Amazing!

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from sdodd wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

I hope they feed him a nice juicy steak after that. What a tease.

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from jkstlmax23@yahoo.com wrote 2 years 41 weeks ago

I caught an 80 pound 62 inch bullshark last month on my trip to mexico, it took me twenty minutes to land but when you gaff it into the boat the fight has just started.

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from Clay Smith wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

That's one big lure for one big fish! That would be fun and scary all at the same time.

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from cjlewis584 wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

Pic#7 looks like duckng shark style.

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from cjlewis584 wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

I meant duck hunting shark stlye.

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from Kenc7971 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Discovery Channel will be broadcasting its annual "Shark Week" beginning July 31st. You'll get to see these sharks in action!

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from Nyflyangler wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Ironic, but this is really just like dapping for brook trout with a spider, just on a much, much bigger scale.

Of course the brookies won't swallow you in one gulp if you accidentally fall in the water. ;-)

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from Storm Hall wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Ya gotta love shark week lol

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from Justin Engelman wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Wow those are some awesome pics, wish I was there.

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from 357 wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

now that is fishing!

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from Nebraskahunter18 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Very Cool!!

Imagine if that seal was you. Scary

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from 3cman3 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

imagine being on the boat, geez what a job!!!

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from FlHuntress wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

It is totally unbelieveable, the pure power of this animal. WOW!

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from Ruger wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

One more thing to add to my bucket list.

Troll for great white shark with a artificial barbless seal.

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from CmdrDick wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Great pix, but all of the gutsy guys get whacked eventually because familiarity breeds contempt.
The only thing I take exception to is his "estimate" of 1000 remaining worldwide. A little schooling would have done him some good. Counts and estimates should be left to professionals who have the gear and knowledge to make reasonable estimates of wildlife. The great white wanders worldwide. Only a massive, long term program could come close to having anything near an accurate estimate of how many Great Whites exist. Seven years of counting wildlife in Alaska does not qualify me to make any predictions. Only carefully logged data does that, and even then it must be qualified with the particulars and means used to gather it. This man may be a great guy, but he is FAR from an expert on the species, and seems more a rogue stuntman than anything else.

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from sdodd wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

I hope they feed him a nice juicy steak after that. What a tease.

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from 3cman3 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

on picture # 12, is it pooping?

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from Drew McClure wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I had a largemouth bass do the same thing on a plastic frog a couple of weeks ago. Top water seal baits in stores soon.

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from Jeff Olhausen wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Great photos.

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from badsmerf wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Guy is going to get eaten. Just like the people who think bears are their friends. Wild predators will only stand so much.

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from mwestbrook wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Great pics but leave the politics out of it. I can guess there are millions of them, it doens't mean I'm right no more than his pathetic guess of a 1000 is right.

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from mwestbrook wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Great pics but leave the politics out of it. I can guess there are millions of them, it doens't mean I'm right no more than his pathetic guess of a 1000 is right.

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from headforthetropics wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Message to sharks: don't screw around with that foam rubber seal- it'll kick your ass! Every time.

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from headforthetropics wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

looks like you'd need at least a 9-weight to cast that seal properly

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from StrangeWetlands wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

In photo #12, those are his claspers.

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from truckee trout wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I HAD THE PLEASURE OF SEEING A 10 TO 12 FOOTER IN THE SURF AT STINSON BEACH. IT MADE ME QUESTION HOW SMART SURF FISHING WAS THAT DAY. THEY ARE VERY COOL.

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from reeloriginal wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

PICTURE NUMBER 14 LOOKS LIKE HE SWALLOWED TOO MUCH RED SEAL

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from jomonkey527 wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Thanks for posting this! Amazing!

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from jkstlmax23@yahoo.com wrote 2 years 41 weeks ago

I caught an 80 pound 62 inch bullshark last month on my trip to mexico, it took me twenty minutes to land but when you gaff it into the boat the fight has just started.

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from Clay Smith wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

That's one big lure for one big fish! That would be fun and scary all at the same time.

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from cjlewis584 wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

Pic#7 looks like duckng shark style.

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from cjlewis584 wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

I meant duck hunting shark stlye.

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from Kenc7971 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Discovery Channel will be broadcasting its annual "Shark Week" beginning July 31st. You'll get to see these sharks in action!

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from Nyflyangler wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Ironic, but this is really just like dapping for brook trout with a spider, just on a much, much bigger scale.

Of course the brookies won't swallow you in one gulp if you accidentally fall in the water. ;-)

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from Storm Hall wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Ya gotta love shark week lol

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from Justin Engelman wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Wow those are some awesome pics, wish I was there.

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from 357 wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

now that is fishing!

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from RS08 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Cool pics. My money says he ends up like the grizzly man."They are more individual than humans." Just a matter of time till he runs into a psycho.

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Additional Info

Diver and shark conservationist Michael Rutzen estimates he’s seen thousands of breaches since 1994, when he began leading ecotourists on shark-watching and cage-diving cruises off the coast of South Africa. Though he has seen as many as 34 natural predations in a day, Rutzen and his crew began using a lifelike seal decoy to tempt hunting sharks to strike in hopes of capturing the phenomenon on film. Click through our gallery to look at 20 of their best photographs.