A fully-grown great white shark grabs hold of bait cast from a shark cage diving boat operated by Marine Dynamics Tours, a marine research and tourism company on the South African coast.
Some experts say that feeding the sharks causes them to lose their fear of humans. Here, tourists aboard the shark diving boat Slashfin watch a great white shark chase a bait fish in the waters off the coast of Gansbaai, South Africa.
Surfer Nick Abrahams, 31, of Cape Town, thinks the government is reluctant to regulate cage diving operators because the industry brings in money to a community that subsists on tourism.
One of the attractions of the small beach at Lladudno for surfers is that there have not been any reported shark attacks there.
Adam Dance and girlfriend Chante Bradfield walk the beach of Lladudno at sunset after an evening of surfing.
A surfer rides a wave off the coast of Lladudno, South Africa, a small beach town near Cape Town.
A surfer rides a wave off the coast of Lladudno, South Africa.
Great whites are a top tourist attraction in the small coastal town of Gansbaai, South Africa, the self-proclaimed shark capital of the world.
A marine biologist from cage diving company Marine Dynamics observes a great white shark from the deck of the company's diving boat, the Slashfin. Marine biologists accompany commercial expeditions to gather data on the sharks in the waters off the South African coast.
A great white shark surfaces and snaps at a seal-shaped decoy. These decoys, coupled with chumming, decrease unintended feeding of sharks by attracting them to dive boats by scent, and limit the amount of bait needed.