Get your teeth into this underwater spectacle

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Get your teeth into this underwater spectacle

Nat Geo and Nat Geo Wild celebrate sharks with a variety of new films in ‘Sharkfest’

Senior features writer

Sharks, like hyenas, are underappreciated. Orcas are seen as more charismatic than great whites; lion prides are more revered than hyena packs.

But sharks are magnificent ocean predators — it’s true they are no longer the apex predators in False Bay, now that a pair of orcas is hunting great whites — and National Geographic and National Geographic Wild’s Sharkfest in July gives them their place in the deep.

In fact, one of the 17 original premieres about sharks being broadcast in the 2020 Sharkfest is billed as a “deep dive to the 8,000-foot abyss”...

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