A lunge has a target. Think claws, think teeth.
Great white egret fishing for prey by © Sarah Lopez for the 2008 International Photo Contest via photography.nationalgeographic.com. This great white egret had been standing still for what seemed like an eternity before it finally plunged at its prey. Shot at J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR, Sanibel Island, Florida.
Aquaflying animals can waste energy in surge accelerations if they don't have equal phases to their swimming strokes (example: puffins). Rays probably have very small surge accelerations, because their stroke cycle is close to a true sine wave and their bodies (which are the aquafoil) are relatively symmetrical in the dorsal and ventral aspects.
Battle of the Jaws: A massive crocodile and a protective mother hippopotamus lock jaws in a titanic battle in the Shire River, in the Liwonde National Park, Malawi. The reptile burst out of the shallows, jaws open, lunging towards a hippo and her calf. At first it looked like the reptile had the upper hand, but the hippo sent the scaly intruder packing bloodied and bruised. (By ARNAUD GERMAIN )