Great White Launches Out of the Sea, Photobombs Other Shark

Six divers were in a shark cage when it happened.

ByABC News
July 8, 2015, 4:28 PM

— -- Even sharks can be great at photobombing.

A boat -- on a dive tour with White Shark Africa -- was near Seal Island in Mossel Bay, South Africa when everyone on board got a memorable surprise.

Six divers were in the cage below the water and the camera was rolling Monday on a great white shark that was next to the vessel when another shark wanted some camera time, spokesman Dan Abbott told ABC News today.

“Sometimes sharks will jump to get out of each other’s way, but there were no sharks below this one,” he said.

The shark launched itself into the air and it was all caught on GoPro footage.

Abbott said it was a breach “for no apparent reason” since there wasn’t bait in the water around them, but that it surprised everyone on board.

“Great whites are the only sharks that spy hop to see around above the surface,” he said. “But I also like to think that, just like whales, great white sharks get some sort of joy from breaching like this."