Is the culprit man or beast?
Since 1996, Chris Fallows has taken thousands of tourists and dozens of film crews on his boat into Cape Town’s False Bay to see sharks.
Winter is his peak season, when great white sharks congregate around the bay’s Seal Island to feed on newly weaned Cape fur seals. Sharks here perform many breach kills, when they fly into the air, making for the spectacular pictures in the Air Jaws series – largely hosted by Fallows – that has had billions of views on the Discovery Channel.
“The flying sharks of False Bay are now the most famous sharks in the world,” he says.
It’s become increasingly rare to witness breach kills, particularly in the last two years.