Filmmaker Euan Rannachan, 36, captured the chilling footage of the close encounter with the shark while filming in a cage off the island of Guadalupe
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A filmmaker captured the haunting moment of confronting a so-called “zombie” shark.
The terrifying Great White swam inches away from Euan Rannachan, who was in an underwater cage.
The video he captured shows the apex predator circling around the cage before pouncing on a bait and thrashing about in the water.
Before swimming away, the shark opens its mouth wider, revealing rows of razor-sharp teeth before continuing to swallow the bait.
At this moment, the animal’s eyes are closed, which gives it an eerie, almost dead appearance while hunting.
At least one person who viewed the video online compared the shark to a “zombie.”
The 36-year-old photographer and filmmaker has a knack for photographing marine predators and took the plunge into a metal cage to capture the incredible close-up.
Euan told NeedToKnow.online that he had seen the female shark near the island of Guadeluupe before the encounter.
He donates his photos to a marine conservation society in Mexico to help build a database on them.
Viewers on YouTube were stunned by the close encounter with the terrifying beast.
One person said, “100 percent zombie shark right there.”
While another said: “That’s a great white shark.”
“It’s scary,” said another viewer.
Someone else said, “That’s not a zombie, screaming the eye to protect it from debris or blood,” to which Euan replied, “I know.”
Explaining why the shark in the clip closes its eyes, Euan said, “They close their eyes because dinner fights sometimes.
“So the great white shark deploys some sort of protective shield over his eyes when he goes into attack mode just to make sure his eyes are fine and survive the fight.”
One of Euan’s goals is to change the shark stereotype by sharing his work and showing what he can do.
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He said: “I’ve loved sharks since I was a little boy, but until 2016 I didn’t dive with great whites.
“After I did it once, I got hooked and started a company that would take people to Guadalupe Island to see the sharks with a good friend, Nikki.”
“My goal now is to use my content to help change the negative stigma associated with sharks and empower people to do things they never thought they could!”
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