Escape from the jaws of death: Great white shark attacks seal pup but is outwitted in astonishing drone footage
- Seal pup outmanoeuvres the shark and swims next to its tail to avoid the jaws
- Incredible footage was captured by a robotic seagull hovering overhead
- It was filmed for BBC One program Spy In The Wild which aired this week
This is the astonishing moment a seal pup narrowly avoids the snapping jaws of a great white shark by swimming behind it.
Incredibly footage, taken by a robotic seagull, shows the pup turning and jumping out of the water as it fights to stay behind the predator before swimming away.
It was filmed in an undisclosed location as part of the BBC series Spy In The Wild.
The incredible footage showed the seal swimming next to the great white sharks tail as it attempted to avoid its jaws in an undisclosed location
The shocking video starts with the pup leaping out of the water as the shark snaps its jaws shut just inches from its tail.
The prey then turns quickly and heads for the shark’s tail. Every time the shark turns trying to land a bite, the desperate pup turns too, keeping as close to the tail as possible.
When the predator tires of this encounter the seal then makes a run for it, escaping with its life.
Narrator David Tennant tells viewers that the seal was able to escape as it could ‘turn faster’ than the shark.
A separate scene shot by the BBC program also shows a shark taking an interest in their robotic seal camera, which looks like a seal, and taking a bite out of it. The predator quickly tires of the attack, however, and swims away.
After the shark tired of the chase the seal pup swam away as fast as it could
The seal was also seen leaping out of the water to avoid the shark in the epic clip filmed by a robotic seagull which was hovering above
The program, which is in its second series, shows footage captured by robotic animals, including a gorilla, elephant and puffin, when they are placed with the animal they represent.
The clip was shown on BBC One this Tuesday.