He took the picture while diving in a shark cage near the island of Guadalupe in Mexico.
A British photographer has managed to capture an amazing underwater image of a great white shark incredibly similar to the iconic poster of the 1975 film ‘Shark’, reports The Sun.
On the poster, a huge white shark moves up through the waters towards an unsuspecting swimmer. Euan Rannachan, for his part, captured an almost identical image in the waters of the western coast of Mexico.
According to the newspaper, Rannachan took the picture while diving in a shark cage near the island of Guadalupe, just a few meters from a female shark about five meters long, nicknamed ‘Squirrel’ (‘Squirrel’).
The Brit originally shared the photo on Instagram in November 2018, and called it “‘Jaws’ in real life . “
Rannachan has told The Sun that he managed to catch the shark from such an unusual perspective perpendicular to the camera, thanks to shark fishermen throwing chunks of fish into the water from a boat to attract the predator closer to the surface. Sometimes, when the fishermen did not throw the bait fast enough, a shark dived deep under the boat and then launched itself up to catch the prey. And that’s what ‘Squirrel’ did when Rannachan captured it with his camera.
“It happened that I was in the right place to get her at that angle,” he said.