Cape Cod’s shark season isn’t over yet.
Photos capturing a great white chomping on a seal off the north side of Nauset Beach over the weekend should serve as a warning that the ocean predators are still present off the Massachusetts coast, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said Tuesday.
“This is another reminder that October is a peak month for white shark activity off Cape Cod,” the nonprofit said.
Predation (white shark eating seal) off the north side of Nauset Beach on Saturday afternoon. This is another reminder that October is a peak month for white shark activity off Cape Cod. Photos by Nick Haveran (@nhaveran). pic.twitter.com/Ay507HBECk
— Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (@A_WhiteShark) October 22, 2019
Photographer Nick Haveran snapped the moment, which he estimated happened less than 50 yards offshore, around 1:30 on Saturday.
— Nick Haveran (@nhaveran) October 19, 2019
Haveran wrote on Instagram that he was walking on the north end of the beach when he took the photos.
“Actually happened behind me, and probably the only way I ended up catching this was hearing someone yell ‘SHARK!’” the photographer wrote. “Lucky for me, I thought to bring my trusty Tamron 150-600mm with me. A sight I won’t soon forget.”
The season for peak shark activity off the Cape runs from August through October.