Record-breaking shark breach caught on camera for Shark Week: 'The photo you dream of'

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Discovery’s “Shark Week” returned on Sunday, and Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach helped launch the annual tradition with shark experts competing anew to capture the best images of a great white shark breach.” data-reactid=”16″>Discovery’s “Shark Week” returned on Sunday, and Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach helped launch the annual tradition with shark experts competing anew to capture the best images of a great white shark breach.

The experts all used different methods for capturing a shark breach off the shores of Seal Island, South Africa. While one expert attempted to capture a night image, another used a drone camera to document their attempt. But it was Chris Fallows and his tow camera that captured the most spectacular breach.

The 15-foot breach was a new series record, and a monumental moment for Fallows. “The photo you dream of,” he said. “They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, that picture is worth a thousand breaches.”

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Viewers at home were also amazed by the spectacle, as many took to Twitter to share their dismay.

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He took a dive in the Bahamas alongside a team of scientists where he was asked to wrangle a shark in order to coax it into a sleep-like state so a camera could be attached, something he managed to achieve.

“I didn’t really experience fear until I came to the Bahamas. I was really scared. I was apprehensive about even doing this stuff,” Tyson said. “But I was disciplined enough to go through the process and I overcame that. This experience is really worth it. Just overcoming that fear in general, making death irrelevant, it’s pretty liberating.”

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