The incredible moment shows a great white shark recreates the epic pose from the famous Jaws movie poster. Euan Rannachan, a 32-year-old British photographer managed to capture the scene.
The 17-foot great white female looks exactly like the monster fish from Spielberg’s production as Euan managed a perfectly timing snap.
The iconic movie poster was designed in 1975 by Roger Kastel. And it show a huge shark rocketing from the deep to an an unsuspecting swimmer.
Now, 44 years later, Euan Rannachan managed to recreate the moment while in an underwater cage. The perfect shot was taken Guadalupe Island off the west coast of Mexico.
The California-based photographer said it was once in a lifetime moment. “The shark in the Jaws image is a female, her name is Squirrel, and we’d been with her for a while,” he said.
Recalling the moment, Euan told LadBible:
“We have these people on the boat called shark wranglers and they throw these two-foot chunks of tuna and get the shark close to the surface. We probably have the best shark wrangler in the world, a guy named Crazy Luis, and he stays up on the boat [and] brings the shark to us when we sit on the surface in the shark cage.
“That’s exactly what Squirrel was doing here, she was fed up probably messing around on the surface and dived back down under the boat. It was really deep there but the water clarity was amazing, and I just happened to be in the right spot seeing her coming up.
“I got myself in the front of the cage. I think actually she missed the bait, but she got it a little while later. It’s one of those shots, I’ve had close to it, but as soon as I took it, I came out of the water and showed my buddy who had been after that shot for years and he wasn’t too thrilled.
“Usually a shot like this is just slightly off even with my camera shooting seven frames a second, but this picture was perfect.”
The 32-year-old man said photographing sharks is his most recent passion. “Sharks have been a passion of mine for about nine years now, I’m just obsessed with them. I started shark cage diving maybe five or six years ago, and I started teaching underwater photography on the boats. ”