Escaping the Great White

Escaping the Great White

About the Show

Great White Sharks get airborne like never before as National Geographic shark expert Ryan Johnson heads to sea with Alta De Vos, a young researcher on the brink of a huge scientific breakthrough. Altas work focuses on Cape Fur Seals, the favourite prey of Ryan’s beloved Great Whites. Together Ryan and Alta plunge into the predation zone around Seal Island, a seal megacity at the southern tip of Africa. Their journey results in amazing sightings of how sharks tackle seals, and what the seals do to survive. But there’s a bigger purpose. Alta is giving Ryan a personal introduction to the science that will make her famous. Her confirmation of the idea that when death threatens, its natural to gamble selfishly.

Credits

  • Executive producer: National Geographic Channel
  • Producer: African wildlife films
  • Director: Lynn Richardson
  • Host: Ryan Johnson
  • Camera: Phil Richardson
  • Underwater camera: Charles Maxwell
  • Scientific talent: Alta De Vos, Dr. Justin O’ Rian

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