This lucky seal avoided a grisly death in the jaws of a great white shark — by a nose.
The marine mammal was swimming with a pod of pals off the coast of South Africa when the killer fish tried turning it into lunch.
But the massive predator missed its mark as it breached the surface, nailing the seal with its snout — instead of row after row of razor-sharp teeth.
The terrified seal then narrowly escaped by using a flipper to avoid falling into the shark’s mouth.
Irish tourist David Baz Jenkins, 41, shot the stunning photo while on a shark-watching cruise off the coast of Cape Town.
Once again lucky seal escapes the jaws of a great white shark
dramatic new video shows a seal narrowly escaping the jaws of a great white shark as the two leap from the water and into the air.
The near-fatal encounter happened off the coast of Cape Cod.
The video, which was viewed online nearly 700,000 times in two days, was filmed by Dr. Greg Skomal of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. He was doing research at the time with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.
Since the video was filmed, researchers tagged two 12-foot great white sharks in the area, according to the Cape Cod Times.