When a great white shark is about to strike, as in this photograph, its face changes shape. The jaws come forward, making the upper lip curl up, and the snout becomes blunt. The eyes roll backwards for protection, making it momentarily blind.
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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Photograph by Malcolm Francis
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