You've heard of flying fish but ... how about flying sharks?!
As part of the incredibly popular Shark Week, which airs every summer on the Discovery Channel, a show called Air Jaws features great white sharks jumping into the air, a motion known as breaching. The visuals are always quite stunning, and audiences eat them up like crazy.
But the most recent installment, called "Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach," kicked off the 20th anniversary of Shark Week on Sunday, August 9, showing off the most impressive breach yet.
"I can't believe how high it came out, it was just perfect ... a photo you dream of," shark expert Chris Fallows said. "They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, that picture is worth a thousand breaches.”
Users on social media shared their enthusiasm regarding the breach, which set a new record at an estimated 15 feet above the water.
Air Jaws has three teams of researchers that use items like decoys, drones, and underwater cameras to track and number shark breaches. They also are able to collect data on the great white's hunting techniques, especially as a way to tell if the population is increasing.
In this past episode, experts off the coast of Seal Island in South Africa manipulated their various methods of capturing shark breaches. One attempted capturing a night image, while another used a drone camera to get a picture.
Ultimately, though, it was Fallows who ended up with the money shot.
"This has to be the ultimate air jaws breach," he said.