The 25-year-old captured the images in Gansbaai in South Africa.
In other photos captured in his series, Perkins, from East Hampton in Connecticut, show the great white in the poses we've come to associate them with - baring its teeth as it glides in to demolish its prey.
Dauntingly, the terrifying creature looks like it is coming straight for the camera as it propels itself through the water, and out of it.
Perkins has been working in South Africa since late 2012 as a researcher at the Shark Bay Research Trust.
The keen photographer has spent plenty of time coming face-to-face with the deadly underwater predators, and has noticed one intriguing characteristic about them - their eye colour.
In a blog post, he wrote that most people expect their eyes to be black.
'In fact,' he wrote, 'if you were given the opportunity to look into a white shark’s eyes, you’ll find that they are a lovely shade of deep violet to dark blue.
'Why, you might be asking yourself, would their eyes be blue?
'Before that, you might be asking why would I even notice this? Well, the answer to the first is we don’t know.
'For the second, I take a lot of pictures of white sharks; you learn to notice the little things. Don’t judge me.'
It takes an incredibly brave photographer to come face-to-face with sharks.
One renowned snapper who also has plenty of experience in this field is 50-year-old Fiona Ayrst, who has been photographing underwater for 30 years.
She has taken a series of photos of tiger sharks - known as 'the hoover of the sea' when she dived in Aliwal Shoal, Scottburgh in South Africa.
Ayerst said: Fiona said: 'I just love getting as close as I can to tiger sharks. Their faces look like massive marshmallows approaching you.
'They are incredibly beautiful and curious.'
And the photographer continued: 'If something is moving and alive they generally try to stay out of its way.
'Never try to play dead if a tiger shark approaches you.
'Tiger sharks very seldom bump into people, when you are diving with sharks there is a lot of heightened senses and all the animals in the water are all very much aware of what is going on.
'The fish are perhaps the most vulnerable as the sharks and humans are both apex predators.
'I am glad I am not a fish, although at times I do wish I had gills.'
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