Great white sharks have extremely muscular bodies, capable of chasing down some of the fastest swimmers in the ocean. ©Elias Levey, flickr

When the nature series Planet Earth premiered on TV in the United States in 2007, it featured groundbreaking photography, such as this piece of film showing a great white shark catching a seal. This one-second event was made into a slow-motion, 40-second display of pure power, amazing grace and jaw-dropping excitement.

Get a glimpse of what it truly takes to capture such amazing natural encounters by watching the video below.

Here’s to finding your true places and natural habitats,