Great white shark 'spy hops' in front of camera

A scary video has emerged of a huge great white shark breaching out of the water right next to a camera, exposing its impressive jaw.

The footage, shot off Van Dyks Bay, South Africa on April 15, shows the shark performing a move called 'spy hopping' to have a look out of the water.

"If you look on the right hand side of her Jaw, she has a fishing hook piercing out of her skin," the filmer wrote online.

"Fishing hooks leave abscesses and horrible deformations in the sharks mouths."

"They generally take a very long time to rust out or for the sharks body to reject the large object," he added.

"The biggest threat to Great White sharks, which are protected as well as critically endangered off the South African waters are long liner fishing vessels."

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