We need a bigger throat: Blacktip shark seems to be trying to swallow an entire South Africa
- Remarkable photo shows one of the blacktip sharks that open wide and engulf the other animal in its mouth
- The moment was captured on Aliwal Shoal off the east coast of South Africa by shark guide Mia Vorster
- She said the attacking shark had tried to swallow a sardine and that the other beast had been unharmed
A hungry oceanic blacktip shark opened its mouth wide and swallowed almost one of the predators entirely in South African waters.
An extraordinary photo captures the moment the shark engulfs the other animal in its mouth, as if trying to eat it at once.
Shark guide Mia Vorster, who captured the remarkable moment, said the shark was trying to swallow a sardine and not harm his fellow submarine.
& # 39; The images depict the sharks in their full glory. They come to visit us every day and are very friendly and comfortable around the people in the water, & she said.
The photos were taken on Aliwal Shoal off the east coast of South Africa.
The fast and energetic blacktip sharks are known to make spinning jumps out of the water while attacking schools of small fish. They are normal be wary of people, but can become aggressive in the presence of food.
Shark on shark: one of the blackfins opens his mouth wide and engulfs the other in his mouth, as if trying to swallow the other animal whole, caught in a remarkable photo off the coast of South Africa
Open wide: a shark swims among a series of aquatic animals from South Africa, photographed with a GoPro
Attack: one of the undersea creatures seems to be chasing one after the other in another underwater scene from South Africa