Every creature in the animal kingdom is a majestic natural wonder - each meticulously designed to perfection, either by millions of years of evolution or at the hand of an all-powerful god, depending on your beliefs. However, some animals are d**ks.
Wasps are d***ks. Honey badgers are d***ks. And great white sharks are perhaps the biggest d***ks in all the animal kingdom. There's a reason Steven Spielberg managed to squeeze an entire franchise out of these vicious and malicious fiends of the sea.
Don't believe me? Are you one of these people who want to sit there and tell me that great white sharks are beautiful and majestic creatures who aren't as dangerous as they look? Yeah??Then watch the video below of two great white sharks tearing chunks out of each other and tell me they're just sweet big fish:
The stunning footage is part of National Geographic Wild’s new show Cannibal Sharks, which aims to delve deep into startling new reports that claim great white sharks are preying own their on kind more and more.
But despite the fact footage like that of the video above being incredibly rare, Professor Mark Meekan from the Australian Institute for Marine Science states in the program that all sharks are indeed cannibals.
It's revealed that more and more mutilated carcasses are being fished out of the sea around Australia’s Gold Coast - some being devoured to the point where only the head remains.
Professor Meekan theorizes that this phenomenon is occurring as a result of the safety measures being taken to keep the sharks away from swimmers. Along the Gold Coast, nets and bated hook lines deployed in order to keep the public safe from the sharks. However, once a shark gets hooked by these, they send out a distress signal which is picked up by other nearby sharks.
The snagged sharks then become easy prey for other sharks who fancy an easy meal.
Professor Meekan went on to discover how sharks have had these cannibalistic traits for up to 300 million years.
Cannibal Sharks airs on National Geographic Wild on Monday, July 15, at 8 pm.