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The real-life Jaws? Photographer captures terrifying great white images

The shark lunges out of the water to bite in the cage. BEAUTIFUL pictures have captured the moment a huge Great White shark came within inches of a hand as he tried to get the best shot. (Credit: Australscope/Media Drum World)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, think again.

An Australian photographer has captured terrifying footage of a great white shark that came a few inches from his hand as he attempted to get the best photos.

The remarkable images show the 16-metre-long great white lifting the head out of the water, wearing her dagger-like teeth biting a metal cage in the water, news.com.au reports. The 26-year-old commercial diver, Luke, Thom, who was able to capture photographer Andrew Fox get the images, said that it provoked a terrifying response.

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“Holy s*** it is probably the most common response,” Thom said in a comment obtained by the Australian news outlet. “I see a story and a moment in the photo. It is not for such as watching a video. You can take a photo and imagine what’s going on.”

So close he could taste him! BEAUTIFUL pictures have captured the moment a huge Great White shark came within inches of a hand as he tried to get the best shot. (Credit: Australscope/Media Drum World)

The apex predator, which can weigh as much as 300 pounds, is also to be seen, looking straight into the camera to decipher what Fox does with his fish-eye camera.

The encounter happened at Neptune Islands, off the coast of South Australia, an area known for its shark tourism.

The shark has a chew on the steel cage. (Credit: Australscope/Media Drum World)

“These sharks are pretty incredible animals and their need for protection and minimal human impact,” Thom said.

He sees the camera and comes in for a closer look. (Credit: Australscope/Media Drum World)

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