Gone Fishing: Great White Shark Devours a Snack Midair

Wildlife photographer captures a striking moment at sea

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A great white shark breaches the water to take a decoy seal in waters off in False Bay, South Africa.

The cover of TIME’s latest issue, which takes a look back at the year in pictures, features a striking image of a seal just barely escaping the jaws of a great white shark off the coast of South Africa. A new photograph released today, taken by wildlife photographer Chris McLennan, captures another South African shark leaping into the air. This one, however, did manage to snatch his prey, which turned out to be a decoy seal.

See the cover below and decide which shark image you find more riveting. For more of the year’s best photography, check out TIME’s roundup of the most surprising pictures of the year.