Photographer captures stunning image of shark breaching off Cape Cod

TRURO, MASS. (WHDH) - A New York-based photographer captured a stunning image of a great white shark breaching in the water off Cape Cod earlier this summer.

Mike Lemery and his fiancee Chrissy were vacationing at Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro on Sept. 3 when the massive predator leaped out of the water.

Lemery’s once-in-a-lifetime photo shows a boater looking on in the water behind the shark.

“My heart was just pounding out of my chest,” he said. “I was just happy to be lucky enough to get that photo.”

The photographer said he believes the shark to be about 10-feet long.

“There is something to be said about being in the right place at the right time. Never was this truer than when me and my Fiancée, Chrissy were taking a short trip to Cape Cod, MA on Labor Day weekend,” Lemry wrote on his website. “We were able to witness and capture a Great White shark breach from the shore of Cape Cod. A one in a million opportunity.”

Head of the Meadow Beach was closed to swimming dozens of times over the summer due to shark sightings.

In July, some witnesses reported seeing a “seal, a fin and an eruption of blood” about 70 yards of the beach.

A man was seriously injured in a shark attack off Truro last summer.

Lemery said that even if he came back to the beach every day for a lifetime, he does not believe he would ever again take such a perfect shot.

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