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Great White Shark Diving at Neptune Islands South Australia

Great White Shark Diving at Neptune Islands South Australia
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Seally Premium
 
Seally March 21, 2014
Telephoto... or W/A ? Great shot.
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AlanJakarta April 30, 2014
Superb mono shot of this awesome predator. Congratulations.
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zachparkerimages April 30, 2014
Thank you so much!
RolandRuttenPhotography
 
RolandRuttenPhotography April 30, 2014
Incredible shot!
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zachparkerimages April 30, 2014
Thank you !
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tinawiley April 30, 2014
That is very cool. I'd be swimming in the opposite direction. A good photographer? One who can take a great shot in the face of a...shark.
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zachparkerimages April 30, 2014
Thank you very much!
nellasfotographymalta
 
nellasfotographymalta April 30, 2014
Great shot
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zachparkerimages April 30, 2014
Thank you!
joshuasquire
 
joshuasquire April 30, 2014
Wow!!
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zachparkerimages April 30, 2014
Thank you!
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Latitude4236David April 30, 2014
Now that's a shark pic.
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zachparkerimages April 30, 2014
Thank you very much!
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WileKyK April 30, 2014
Awesome capture of an amazing creature. Congratulations on your Feature!
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zachparkerimages April 30, 2014
Thank you so much!
gyps76
 
gyps76 April 30, 2014
Wow...amazing photo! Congrats!
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zachparkerimages April 30, 2014
Thank oyu
steveparkin
 
steveparkin April 30, 2014
Love this pic!! Would love to shark dive!
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zachparkerimages April 30, 2014
Thank you! i highly recommend it, its amazing to be so close to such an apex predator
catini
 
catini April 30, 2014
Great light, congrats on your feature!
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zachparkerimages April 30, 2014
Thank you
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ritafayeadams April 30, 2014
Wow! Great shot!
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zachparkerimages April 30, 2014
Thank you
iceman2
 
iceman2 April 30, 2014
Beautiful shot.Congrats!
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zachparkerimages April 30, 2014
Thank you
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Seally April 30, 2014
Congratulations on your feature Zach, Top shot ;)
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zachparkerimages April 30, 2014
Thank you very much!
ScottVermeire
 
ScottVermeire April 30, 2014
Awesome, just awesome!
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zachparkerimages May 01, 2014
Thank you!
kellybooth
 
kellybooth April 30, 2014
Wow, amazing!!! Great job!
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zachparkerimages May 01, 2014
Thank you!
maximilianobelli
 
maximilianobelli April 30, 2014
espectacular y cautivante!!!!
VeniceBeach
 
VeniceBeach April 30, 2014
Yikes! you are courageous!
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
Thank you!
KatherineJayneG
 
KatherineJayneG April 30, 2014
This is outstanding. Love the emptiness of the water around, well done for diving! Super fun but terrifying!
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
Thank you!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 April 30, 2014
Amazing shot...Congrats! :)
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
Thanks!
garyconnect
 
garyconnect April 30, 2014
brave man well done :0
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
Thank you!
Zulufoot
 
Zulufoot April 30, 2014
fantastic.. I do love the raw wild feeling this has, I dont comment often, but wow !!
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
Thank you!!!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life April 30, 2014
WOW..! magnificent capture !! :):)
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
THANK YOU
BowmanLifeStudios
 
BowmanLifeStudios April 30, 2014
Very cool shot! Great tones and composition!
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
THANK YOU
petercreighton
 
petercreighton April 30, 2014
Wow! :)
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
THANK YOU
AdamOoiPhotography
 
AdamOoiPhotography April 30, 2014
Amazing! Very well done :)
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
THANK YOU
Wizzard PRO
 
Wizzard April 30, 2014
I bet in your other hand you had a spear gun! Wow! What an awesome shot!
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
haha not a spear gun just the camera but i was in a cage. Thank you!
LionesLens
 
LionesLens April 30, 2014
Very nice! Congratulations on your feature photo award!
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
Thank you
justkim1106 PRO+
 
justkim1106 April 30, 2014
Awesome shot and congratulations on the feature!
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
Thank you!
kkat PRO
 
kkat April 30, 2014
Great, Hope you were protected!! Congratulations!!!
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
Yes was in a cage. Thank you!
Abaldo_Photography
 
Abaldo_Photography April 30, 2014
Woah great job, wild stuff!
KIRWAN PRO
 
KIRWAN April 30, 2014
Simply stunning. Beautiful and menising and wow! Well deserved
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
Thank you!
SamanthaMoodyPhotography
 
SamanthaMoodyPhotography April 30, 2014
Love this!!
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
Thanks!
carlomurenu
 
carlomurenu May 01, 2014
excellent bw!
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
Thank you!
running56horses PRO+
 
running56horses May 01, 2014
This is so awesome! What I want to know is where you were when you took this shot :-).
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zachparkerimages May 01, 2014
Thank you! I was in a cage at the back of a boat aboard a Great White Shark Expedition.
PHOTOHAPPY
 
PHOTOHAPPY May 01, 2014
Epic shot!!!
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
Thanks!
Wayne_Sr
 
Wayne_Sr May 02, 2014
Congratulations, Awesome...:~)
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zachparkerimages May 03, 2014
Thank You!
richgreene
 
richgreene May 04, 2014
Wow!
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zachparkerimages July 03, 2014
Thank you
stephenmarkhendricks
 
stephenmarkhendricks May 13, 2014
Amazing picture
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zachparkerimages July 03, 2014
Thank you
FujiXplorer PRO
 
FujiXplorer May 15, 2014
awesome!!
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zachparkerimages July 03, 2014
Thank you
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter May 18, 2014
Awesome capture. Congrats. - Jake
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zachparkerimages July 03, 2014
Thank you
kayacloud
 
kayacloud June 06, 2014
bucket list
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zachparkerimages July 03, 2014
I Highly recommend it
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography June 06, 2014
wow , superb capture !!
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zachparkerimages July 03, 2014
Thank you
electrumphotography
 
electrumphotography July 09, 2014
I'm doing this in a couple months, if i get a shot half as good as this
i'll be stoked, well done
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zachparkerimages July 19, 2017
Thank you
marcbaechtold PRO+
 
marcbaechtold July 22, 2014
TOP +++
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gondmagdi September 10, 2014
Both shark pictures are Featured ! Congratulations !
sarahfisher
 
sarahfisher December 03, 2014
Terrifying, what a great shot!
bennettimages
 
bennettimages December 11, 2014
Love this! Perfect!
anthonyclay
 
anthonyclay March 05, 2015
Just curious, what wss going thru your mind as this massive beast was in your presence? Beautiful B&W Shot of this creature! Congrats on the feature.
graemederoux
 
graemederoux July 14, 2015
Photo is absolutely gorgeous. Amazing work.
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zachparkerimages July 19, 2017
Thank you
ashlymchatton
 
ashlymchatton August 04, 2015
Oh man....I will be dreaming of this tonight. Great shot.
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zachparkerimages July 19, 2017
Thank you so much
Sitka PRO+
 
Sitka August 17, 2015
Very cool shot.
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zachparkerimages July 19, 2017
Thank you
saboytjie
 
saboytjie November 05, 2015
...dum dum doom....with the jaws theme song playing in the back ground....insane image!!!!
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zachparkerimages July 19, 2017
Thank you
lauramowrey
 
lauramowrey December 17, 2016
Great shot......your braver than I am!
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zachparkerimages July 19, 2017
Thank you
Katie_kennedy
 
Katie_kennedy December 18, 2016
This is an amazing shot
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zachparkerimages July 19, 2017
Thank you
edwardbourne
 
edwardbourne December 18, 2016
Beautiful and terrifying. Wow what a shot.
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zachparkerimages July 19, 2017
Thank you
JohnRutherford84
 
JohnRutherford84 March 08, 2017
Awesome
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zachparkerimages July 19, 2017
Thank you
donnaclausen
 
donnaclausen September 14, 2017
Awesome shot! Great depth of field, deep water. You are brave.
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zachparkerimages May 05, 2018
Thank you
robertmatakovic
 
robertmatakovic November 07, 2017
Dam ! Hope you were protected :D Some scary stuff... excelent capture !
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zachparkerimages May 05, 2018
Thank you! I was in a cage ????
ninanedelcheva
 
ninanedelcheva January 06, 2018
Creepy
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zachparkerimages May 05, 2018
?????
marniebee
 
marniebee April 30, 2018
I love great whites ❤️ this image is incredible! Wow!
annbutler_4049
 
annbutler_4049 May 02, 2018
Incredible
ncpcov PRO
 
ncpcov May 02, 2018
Phenomenal shot :-)
carolsenske
 
carolsenske May 03, 2018
A magnificent picture of a very handsome creature! Congratulations on placing in the nature contest.
jessecharliesesmoolecostello
 
Absolutely amazing shot!!!
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Hawkeyefoto May 04, 2018
Great photo, well done!
jack_kasparian
 
jack_kasparian May 04, 2018
There are so many reasons why I cant stand this site. The most prominent being that the judges continue to pick garbage shots as the winners. This clearly is the best in the everything nature contest, and easily deserves the grand jury winner position. Legit anyone can take a picture of a bird. However, it takes balls to get in the water with a great white and grab a epic shot.
Nostroboy PRO+
 
Nostroboy November 16, 2018
Incredible shot ! So massive and scary !
LookSee
 
LookSee Nov 05
Very good shot, and well-presented! It is certainly awe-inspiring, especially expressed by folks that have only the "worst side" data about sharks. Congrats! :)

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Location
This photo was taken at the Neptune Islands which are 50km off the South Australian Coast. It was aboard a Great White Shark Diving adventure with Rodney Fox Expeditions. Rodney Fox was and still is one if the most famous Great Shark attack survivors and has dedicated his life to the protection and research of these magnificent creatures. I was lucky enough to meet him on this trip and here the stories off his attack. It was the best experience I have ever had diving with these awesome creatures and I'll definitley be back to do it again at some point in time.
Time
It was taken in the afternoon
Lighting
The afternoon sun was at the perfect angle to light up the shark and give the image a nice depth of field
Equipment
This image was actually taken with an Olympus shock proof point and shoot camera. Since I don't own a underwater housing and I didn't have a gopro at the time this was all I had. I was incredibly surprised as to how well it worked and how much detail it picked up in the water. It goes to show that you don't always need to have the best gear to capture great images you just have to be in the right place at the right time.
Inspiration
I wanted to capture the elegance of such a feared creature, showing that it is not just always a killing machine like so many people think.
Editing
Yes I changed it to black and white in Lightroom 5 and did some minor light and contrast adjustments
In my camera bag
On this trip I had in my bag: Canon 60d Olympus shockproof waterproof point and shoot Sigma 17-70mm Canon 100 - 400
Feedback
Get out of your comfort zone!!! I know a lot of people would quite happily pass up on a trip like this! But I would highly recommend anyone to try it! The trips that you go on are very professional and in the end of the day you are in a big cage that the Sharks can't get in! For shots like this you need to date to be adventurous and just go for it!

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