ORLEANS (CBS) – A close call between a great white shark and a surfer Friday was caught on camera. The stunning photo shows a fin passing close by the man in a wet suit off Nauset Beach.

The Orleans Department of Natural Resources said the encounter happened at about 8 am. Joe Mault of Orleans Camera took the photo.

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A close encounter between a shark and a surfer. (Photo credit: Joe Mault of Orleans Camera)

“A reminder to all beachgoers, as we continue into peak season for white shark activity” the department posted to Facebook. “Please remain vigilant.”

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The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy called the photo “incredible.”

“This highlights that sharks are not out to get humans, and is also a reminder that we are still in the peak of white shark activity off the coast of Cape Cod through October,” the organization said.

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Earlier this month, a photographer captured a stunning image of a great white shark leaping out of the water off Truro’s Head of the Meadow Beach.