FEAST your eyes on the most stunning wildlife images of 2021 including one fearless diver that was even brave enough to grip the mouth and teeth of a giant tiger shark.
The winning shot is among a series of impressive images curated that will inspire you to treasure our planet.
The incredible image shows shark safety diver, Pieric Sabald swimming underwater with the 1,200-pound large predator in competition for food.
The remarkable photograph was taken by photographer Cam Grant and friend of MooreaMoana Tours owner Pieric, from Moorea, French Polynesia, in the water off Tuamotu Island.
“We have a place in Tuamotu Island where we study the behaviour of the tiger shark population," Pieric said.
"This place is maybe one of the best in the world to observe tiger sharks.
“I often calm them by stimulating the ampullae of Lorenzini with my hand. We call that the tonic immobility and we use that method to remove hooks that sharks got from fisherman.”
Other impressive wildlife shots from 2021 includes one by photographer Simon Needham from Leeds showing a 500-pound male lion standing on a hill of carcass bones.
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