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Since his childhood, photographer Euan Rannachan has been fascinated with sharks. Rannachan is now using his photography skills to show the true power of these apex predators. Rannachan has spent countless hours diving with sharks and taking break taking photos of the majestic creature. It wasn’t until one of his recent trips to Mexico's Guadalupe Island where he got the opportunity to leave with a once in a lifetime photo. Taken while just 35 feet away—in the safety of a shark cage—Rannachan photographed a great white shark striking a very familiar pose.

Any person who has knowledge of the 1975 film Jaws will recognise how similar his photo is to its iconic cover image. The classic Jaws painting was created by artist Roger Kastel, who based his work off a taxidermy shark, and has since become a well-known poster in the movie cinema world. For Rannachan, being able to take a photo that mirrors the classic image is a dream come true.

"This is a photo that a lot of my shark friends, including myself, have been trying to take for years,” Rannachan told a news outlet, My Modern Met, and added, “I had a feeling I had it, but things happen so fast down there really all I could do was get ready for the next pass if there is going to be one. It was not till much later that night, when I was backing up footage, that I saw I had it—and most importantly it was in focus. I think the thing that always excites me is how powerful and precise they can be, while at the same time being completely under control.  It's amazing to watch a 3,000-pound animal approach its target, flick its tail, accelerate, and spin on a dime like nothing just happened.”

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