Best Wildlife Photos of 2007 Announced

Best Wildlife Photos of 2007 Announced
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"Animal Behavior: All Other Animals" Winner
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

U.S. photographer Amos Nachoum said he spent almost two years fishing for the perfect shot of a breaching great white shark. Nachoum's patience finally paid off when he captured this predator attacked the bait being towed behind Nachoum's boat.

The rubber decoy mimicked a seal in seas patrolled by sharks. The area is known as the Ring of Death and surrounds Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa. Great whites come here specifically to target seals, which the sharks ambush from below. These attacks are always unexpected and over in less than a second, Nachoum said in a statement.

Competition judge Rosamund Kidman Cox praised the winning photo for displaying the incredible power, size and streamlined efficiency of a top predatorand it's pin-sharp, too, which is amazing when you realize the speed at which the great white is exploding out of the water.

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—Photograph ) Amos Nachoum/Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2007 (Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine)
 
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