Hungry sharks, dolphins, gannets and even a whale take part in a mass feast on a school of a staggering nine million sardines. The huge cluster of sardines form a ball as a defence mechanism to try and look bigger but that doesn't stop the predators attacking them.
Dolphins lead the hunt and attack first, causing the school of fish to split up - after it is a free for all between the sharks, gannets and whale. The frenzy was 25 metres beneath the surface and lasted for over a staggering seven hours.
Wildlife photographer Michael Aw was underwater and managed to capture the spectacular feeding frenzy which took place in The Wild Coast, on the East coast of South Africa. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.
Pictured: Sharks with the baitball of sardines.
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