Great whites can't win all the time

By Kelli Bender
Updated August 19, 2015 04:10 PM

Great white sharks have been on Earth for 16 million years, they have only one natural predator, and they are known for eating their siblings in the womb. Still, they do lose sometimes.

Recently, a great white cruising the waters off Cape Cod looking for lunch discovered a different definition of fast food. In this video, captured by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, a seal surges up and out of the water and the giant hunter follows right after.

It looks like the seal’s leap might be its last, until the animal spots the shark and changes course. This quick thinking leaves the seal with another day to live – and the great white with an empty stomach.

Game: Seals.