Great white shark photos don’t get much better than this gem.
New Jersey art teacher Amanda Brewer captured this incredible photo of a great white shark while cage diving off Seal Island in South Africa over the summer.
Brewer, 26, traveled to South Africa as a volunteer to collect data for the eco-tourism and shark conservation organization White Shark Africa.
She used a GoPro camera equipped with a fish-eye lens to capture the incredible pic. It’s the moment a female great white shark surfaced to take the bait and show off its razor-sharp chompers to the camera.
The photo has become a viral sensation since Brewer posted it to social media weeks ago. She told Time Lightbox that the shark encounter didn’t phase her at all.
“I wasn’t even a little bit frightened. When you’re there, and you’re in their presence, it’s not scary. They’re beautiful and graceful, and you can see how intelligent they are.” The
Brewer said the shark photo has also made a splash with her elementary school art class.
“They see the picture in the classroom, and they’re all so excited about it,” Brewer said. “It’s been an amazing experience to share with my students.”