Great white sharks are big business on Cape Cod, now that government efforts to protect the gray seal population are working. Gray seals are back by the thousands and they are yum to sharks, so the sharks are always lurking in the waters looking for lunch off the Cape.
Youtube has scores of videos, some from Cape Cod, of the brutal result of a seal encounter with a great white. No matter how often you remind yourself that it's nature, it hurts to see a doe-eyed mammal get cut in half and devoured by the world's top predator.
But today there is evidence of David and Goliath, Aquatic Edition. In a dramatic photograph captured by Irish photographer David Jenkins on a seal tour near Cape Town, South Africa, a baby seal manages to ride the nose of the shark who would make him a two-bite meal.
Like a dad who hoists his child out of the water for a high-dive in the surf, this shark sent the seal far enough away that the seal could safely swim away.
Final score: Seal 1
Doesn't it make you feel good?