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Seally March 21, 2014
Telephoto... or W/A ? Great shot.
 
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 April 30, 2014
Incredible shot!
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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 April 30, 2014
Great shot
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Thank you!
 
joshuasquire April 30, 2014
Wow!!
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Latitude4236David April 30, 2014
Now that's a shark pic.
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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 April 30, 2014
Wow...amazing photo! Congrats!
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Thank oyu
 
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
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catini April 30, 2014
Great light, congrats on your feature!
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ritafadams April 30, 2014
Wow! Great shot!
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iceman2 April 30, 2014
Beautiful shot.Congrats!
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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 April 30, 2014
Awesome, just awesome!
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kellybooth April 30, 2014
Wow, amazing!!! Great job!
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maximilianobelli April 30, 2014
espectacular y cautivante!!!!
 
VeniceBeach April 30, 2014
Yikes! you are courageous!
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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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Thank you!
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sweetpea72 April 30, 2014
Amazing shot...Congrats! :)
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garyconnect April 30, 2014
brave man well done :0
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Zulufoot April 30, 2014
fantastic.. I do love the raw wild feeling this has, I dont comment often, but wow !!
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Capture-Life April 30, 2014
WOW..! magnificent capture !! :):)
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BowmanLifeStudios April 30, 2014
Very cool shot! Great tones and composition!
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petercreighton April 30, 2014
Wow! :)
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AdamOoiPhotography April 30, 2014
Amazing! Very well done :)
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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 April 30, 2014
Very nice! Congratulations on your feature photo award!
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justkim1106 April 30, 2014
Awesome shot and congratulations on the feature!
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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 April 30, 2014
Woah great job, wild stuff!
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TimK April 30, 2014
Simply stunning. Beautiful and menising and wow! Well deserved
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SamanthaMoodyPhotography April 30, 2014
Love this!!
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carlomurenu May 01, 2014
excellent bw!
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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.
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PHOTOHAPPY May 01, 2014
Epic shot!!!
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Wayne_Sr May 02, 2014
Congratulations, Awesome...:~)
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richgreene May 04, 2014
Wow!
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Amazing picture
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awesome!!
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redwriter May 18, 2014
Awesome capture. Congrats. - Jake
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kayacloud June 06, 2014
bucket list
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zachparkerimages July 03, 2014
I Highly recommend it
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AnneDphotography June 06, 2014
wow , superb capture !!
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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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gondmagdi September 10, 2014
Both shark pictures are Featured ! Congratulations !
 
sarahfisher December 03, 2014
Terrifying, what a great shot!
 
bennettimages December 11, 2014
Love this! Perfect!
 
nathancrossley December 12, 2014
Great shot! Its such a natural photograph which I think really conveys the enormity of the situation! Love the fact that the light is really disappearing the deeper it goes in the shot, the large amount of background really does give it context and the slight grainy effect really gives it such a real and very film noir menace about it. Awesome shot!
 
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 July 14, 2015
Photo is absolutely gorgeous. Amazing work.
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ashlymchatton August 04, 2015
Oh man....I will be dreaming of this tonight. Great shot.
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Sitka August 17, 2015
Very cool shot.
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saboytjie November 05, 2015
...dum dum doom....with the jaws theme song playing in the back ground....insane image!!!!
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lauramowrey December 17, 2016
Great shot......your braver than I am!
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Katie_kennedy December 18, 2016
This is an amazing shot
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edwardbourne December 18, 2016
Beautiful and terrifying. Wow what a shot.
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JohnRutherford84 March 08, 2017
Awesome
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donnaclausen September 14, 2017
Awesome shot! Great depth of field, deep water. You are brave.
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robertmatakovic November 07, 2017
Dam ! Hope you were protected :D Some scary stuff... excelent capture !
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Thank you! I was in a cage ????
 
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marniebee Apr 30
I love great whites ❤️ this image is incredible! Wow!
 
Incredible
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ncpcov May 02
Phenomenal shot :-)
 
KarenKhawand May 03
Congrats on your winning, great shot..Keep shooting, regards, Karen
 
carolsenske May 03
A magnificent picture of a very handsome creature! Congratulations on placing in the nature contest.
 
Absolutely amazing shot!!!
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Hawkeyefoto May 04
Great photo, well done!
 
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.
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Nostroboy Nov 16
Incredible shot ! So massive and scary !

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Great White Shark Diving at Neptune Islands South Australia

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Won Contest Finalist in Wildlife in Black And White Photo ContestJuly, 2015
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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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