An astonishing underwater photo of a shark looks uncannily similar to the iconic poster for the 1975 film “Jaws.”
In that poster, an enormous great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) barrels upward through the water toward an unsuspecting swimmer, the shark’s gaping mouth crammed with layers of teeth.
Remarkably, British photographer Euan Rannachan captured a nearly identical view of a real great white in waters off the western coast of Mexico, The Sun reported yesterday (May 7).
Rannachan took the photo while diving in a shark cage near Guadalupe Island. At the time he snapped the picture, he was just a few feet away from the shark — a female measuring 17 feet (5 meters) long, nicknamed “Squirrel” by the divers, according to The Sun.
The image captured an unusual perspective; the shark is perpendicular to the camera, angled toward the surface with its underside and fearsome maw on display, just like the shark in the movie poster.
Rannachan originally shared the photo on Instagram in November 2018, calling it “Jaws in real life.”