Jaw-some moment school teacher comes face-to-face with great white shark
This is the jaw-some moment a brave school teacher came face-to-face with a GREAT WHITE SHARK.
Amanda Brewer captured the stunning images using just a GoPro camera on August 22.
A volunteer data collector for White Shark Africa, Amanda was cage diving in Mossel Bay, off Seal Island, South Africa, when the great white plunged out of the water towards her.
Amanda, from New Jersey, USA, was inside a cage hoping to catch a glimpse of more serene sea creatures.
When the shark approached, though, the 25-year-old was able to capture all of action – the shark attracted to the cage by a pair of fish heads being used as bait.
The once-in-a-lifetime shot has since become a viral senstaion on the web.
Amanda hopes her images will inspire others to take note of shark conservation and has building her own group, “Sharkservation,” to hopefully encourage younger people to take notice of shark numbers.
The brave teacher, who said she feels comfortable when inside shark cages, has also dived off the coasts of Australia and Hawaii in the past.
When she returned to the U.S., Amanda hung a picture of the shark in her classroom, at Whitman Elementary School, in Washington Township.
The children, Amanda said, have since enjoyed the attention that the picture has been getting around the world.
She said: “I always feel extremely safe when I am inside the cage.
“The companies that organise these data collections are there to introduce people to sharks.
“Since the photo went online, the reaction has been absolutely insane.
“The kids in my class are loving the picture and the hype that has since come with it.
“I’ve always been passionate about sharks and the work we did in South Africa provides data that conservationist can really stand on.
“Solid data allows conservations to say if the population is too low or if the sharks are in need of help.”