A dare devil photographer has released photographs it took of the great white shark in a close enough to harm position.
Commercial abalone diver Luke Thom, 26 released stunning pictures where the great white almost bit off his hands as he went in for the best shots.
The photographer got these incredible shots while dangling his camera over a shark cage in southern Australia.
The 16-foot-long water beast had gotten curious after it saw Luke and its photograph dangling above its cage, and it had come around to inspect and to discourage any intruders.
On what motivated him to carry out the daring shoot, Luke Thom said:
“I was watching Andrew Fox taking these incredible photos of Great White sharks so I thought I’d try to get a shot of him getting his photo because of how close he gets to them with the fish-eye camera.
“I see a story and a moment in the photo. It’s not like watching a video. You can look at a photo and imagine what is going on.
“These sharks are pretty incredible animals and they need protection and minimal human impact.”