A pair of crazy great white sharks have attacked each other in a furious scrap that has been caught on the camera.
The incredibly rare images show how top predators look at each other and support recent reports of sharks looking after their own species as a food source.
It shows the two mammals struggling in the water and dragging each other down through their jaws.
A pair of crazy great white sharks have seen each other attack in frightening images
The couple frolic around in the ocean and attack each other with their famous teeth in the terrifying images.
The shocking new show & # 39; Cannibal Sharks & # 39; of National Geographic WILD next week as part of the annual Sharkfest extravaganza.
Professor Mark Meekan, of the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences, reveals that all sharks are cannibals – including the formidable whites.
He said: & # 39; It is not just one villain shark attacking other sharks or even one species of shark attacking other sharks. They are many different sharks that respond to each other. & # 39;
Another horrific photo shows a 12-meter-long white shark corpse, almost split in two by two large bites, with most of the body removed.
More and more mutilated carcasses are being pulled out of the ocean around the Australian Gold Coast – some are bitten so badly, only the bloody, severed heads remain.
After another attack, a horrific photo shows a 12-foot-long white shark corpse that has almost been cut in two by two large bites
More and more mutilated carcasses are being pulled from the ocean around the Gold Coast of Australia
Professor Meekan believes that these attacks are increasing because of the measures used to keep hungry predators away from swimmers.
Security measures along the Gold Coast see nets and cross-linked hook lines being deployed.
But addicted sharks send out distress signals that are picked up by rival predators who want a simple meal.
Professor Meekan revealed details of a 12 foot shark with two huge bites removed from the middle.
He said: & # 39; This is a huge shark. It is 12-feet long, but look at the size of that bite. It is absolutely huge.
& # 39; That's an immense amount of power that you need to take a bite out of such & # 39; another shark – you have to be pretty big yourself.
Professor Mark Meekan believes that these attacks are increasing because of the measures used to keep hungry predators away from swimmers
Addicted sharks send out distress signals that are picked up by rival predators who want a simple meal
& # 39; If I were a gambling figure, I could even choose another great white shark for that one.
These things are top predators for good reason. & # 39;
Cannibal Sharks is just one in a series of shark documentaries that National Geographic WILD has made for their seventh annual Sharkfest.
A full week of incredible shark programming from Monday July 15 through Sunday, July 21.
New research shows that sharks have been eating each other for millennia.
An investigation of petrified poo from the prehistoric orthacanthus – a shark that swam through the oceans 300 million years ago – found that it contained petrified shark teeth.
Professor Meekan added: & # 39; That shows that these were cannibal sharks 300 million years ago. Shark on shark predation is a fundamental trait. & # 39;
For some, cannibalism starts in the womb.
New research shows that sharks have been eating each other for millennia, which will be investigated in a series of documentaries
The female sand tiger shark has two wombs and often gets six or seven embryos in each womb at the same time.
However, they only once gave birth to two shark pups, a discrepancy that baffled scientists earlier.
Now, using incredible scanning technology and DNA breakthroughs, they have discovered that the embryos are often conceived by different fathers at different times.
This means that as soon as the oldest embryo develops eyes and teeth, it can eat its brothers and sisters in the womb.
Demian Chapman (CORR), of Florida International University, said: & # 39; The oldest of & # 39; s embryos develops teeth and eyes a little earlier and once it has those things, it starts hunting and their brothers and kill sisters.
& # 39; So they are cannibals before birth that are really wild. & # 39;
All sharks are cannibals, including the terrifying whites responsible for the most commonly reported shark attacks on humans
The taste of the sand tiger shark for its own species continues throughout its life and marine biologists were stunned in 2016 when a well-fed, captive sand tiger shark began to eat its tank size.
It took the eight-year-old woman 21 hours to eat the five-year-old man in South Korea, starting with his head. Some specialists thought the attack was a grass war.
But Shark expert Doctor Yannis Papastamatiou (CORR), who leads the Predator Ecology and Conservation Lab at Florida International University, believes that sharks only eat each other to satisfy their hunger.
He said: & # 39; They just hunt. It is a prey. They are just food.
& # 39; They are much simpler than mammals that have much more complex reasons to kill each other. It is very common.
& # 39; Many species of sharks eat different species of sharks and within a species you have larger, older people who eat smaller, younger individuals.
& # 39; You will find a little cannibalism in most shark species.
& # 39; White sharks, tiger sharks and hammerheads, they all have a reputation for eating other sharks. & # 39;
Dr. Papastamatiou specializes in one of the most successful cannibal sharks of all: the biscuit maker.
This small shark is only about 50 centimeters long, but tastes on everything from tuna to great white sharks.
The reason that it is not afraid to decorate such a large prey is that it relies on the surprise element and its powerful round jaws that give it its name.
Swimming under its prey, the cookie cutter shark at the bottom of its victim closes with its powerful teeth and sucks hard to remove a perfectly round stopper of meat.
Dr. Papastamatiou said: "We can see signs that they've taken bites from a huge range of animals, everything from killer whales to great white sharks."
In his determination to learn more about shark behavior, Dr. Papastamatiou often dives with sharks to observe them in their natural habitat.
But he admits that he can be frightening eye to eye with a large white man.
He said: & # 39; I remember the first time I saw a white shark face to face. You're pretty nervous when you see one!
& # 39; That initial nervousness is there, but you have to keep your guard. It is a large animal and if something happens, it will be bad.
& # 39; Don't act like a prey and they will probably treat you like a prey.
& # 39; If you panic and get a panic attack, it can turn out badly. Keep calm, keep your hands to yourself.
& # 39; They are getting closer, but you do not want to abandon or beat them if they are curious. Another thing that comes with experience is knowing when it's time to go. & # 39;
Kannibal Sharks broadcast on National Geographic WILD on Monday July 15 at 8 p.m.
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