Great White Hunting: A Shark's-eye View

For the first time, great white sharks have been filmed hunting in kelp forests.

Scientists at Murdoch University captured the amazing footage using a special streamlined video camera specifically designed to be attached to the shark.

Because of their large size, it was previously believed that great whites were too big to enter kelp forests and would perfer to wait and ambush their prey - in this case seals - on the outskirts.

“The film we collected gives us a new perspective on this species. We can see how they interact with their surroundings in real time, and they are able to make some pretty spectacular 180 degree turns in the kelp forest,” said Briton Oliver Jewell, who led the Australian university's research.

The footage was captured off the South African coast after researchers strapped cameras to the backs of eight great whites.