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A great white shark photobombed a photographer’s snap of a surfer

By Macy Sagris, News Reporter, The Pawprint DAA.

A great white shark, uncomfortably near to a surfer, was photographed by a photographer as an unexpected, last-minute entry into a surf competition. United States photographer, Jordan Anast was photographing the San Onofre Surf Club Contest when he snapped the shocking photo of the shark, which appeared to be standing only a few feet away from surfer Tyler Warren in the background. According to him, he managed to get a total of six pictures of the great white shark.

He credited luck and his 400-millimeter telephoto lens, which he generally used to capture athletic events from a distance, for the rare shot. The exact population of great white sharks in US waters is unknown, however, they are present over the whole length of the American coastline, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As adults, the sharks can grow to a length of 21 feet and weigh more than 4,000 pounds.

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