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A large female Tiger Shark

A large female Tiger Shark
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Contest Finalist in Anything Animals Photo Contest
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WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography September 25, 2013
Awesome capture!!!
ilmar
 
ilmar October 04, 2013
Very good UW shot. Wish I had been there also. Congrats.
toxictabasco
 
toxictabasco November 09, 2013
Epic photo.
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana December 01, 2013
A great shot!
ybuhac
 
ybuhac February 22, 2014
Wow great shot, congrats
lito
 
lito February 23, 2014
Congratulations!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta February 23, 2014
Fabulous shot of this awesome predator. Congratulations.
wildlifelover
 
wildlifelover February 23, 2014
Oufff ! From where ?
johngreene
 
johngreene February 23, 2014
Congrats! Wonderful photo.
jaxdolfan
 
jaxdolfan February 23, 2014
Amazing capture with great detail and a well deserved feature!
catini
 
catini February 23, 2014
Great sharpness, congrats on your feature!
iceman2
 
iceman2 February 23, 2014
Beautiful shot.Congrats!
debhall PRO+
 
debhall February 23, 2014
Congrats!
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK February 23, 2014
Awesome lighting and timing. You can just see her babies swimming with her. Congratulations on your Feature!
BowmanLifeStudios
 
BowmanLifeStudios February 23, 2014
Spectacular capture great detail and color, this is a great underwater shot!
brentmorris PRO+
 
brentmorris February 23, 2014
Superb!
RiccardoMantero PRO+
 
RiccardoMantero February 23, 2014
Congratulations! Really clean and sharp, or shark...
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 February 23, 2014
Incredible...Congrats!! (:
Bannekh
 
Bannekh February 23, 2014
Great shot
symesie04
 
symesie04 February 23, 2014
Fabulous, great lighting and focus. And you captured the mood.
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade February 23, 2014
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
Jewel
 
Jewel February 23, 2014
Awesome shot! Congratulations on your feature!
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea February 23, 2014
Amazing shot...nice work! :)))
annettemethvinshells Premium
 
annettemethvinshells February 23, 2014
Love the sun coming through great shot :)
AlexGaflig
 
AlexGaflig February 24, 2014
Stunning!!
adamduffy
 
adamduffy February 24, 2014
Nice 1
KathyHolliker PRO
 
KathyHolliker February 24, 2014
I hear that scary "Jaws" music....
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz February 25, 2014
Light, clarity, color, ... this image POPS! Congrats!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita February 25, 2014
superb capture. Congrats on the Feature.
ncpcov PRO
 
ncpcov February 28, 2014
Real nice indeed, nice lighting and impressive animal.
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter March 01, 2014
Super capture. Congrats. - Jake
reelwoman PRO+
 
reelwoman March 03, 2014
Amazing!
gunners42
 
gunners42 April 09, 2014
excellent........Congrats!
carlowijayapramono
 
carlowijayapramono April 10, 2014
tres joli...chapeau !
mark-bryant PRO
 
mark-bryant June 07, 2014
Awesome Shot
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi July 14, 2014
wowwww, love it !
cliveeariss PRO+
 
cliveeariss December 31, 2014
Ahh the great white, so handsome, and what a great shot :)
alextri
 
alextri January 02, 2015
Amazing photo.
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair January 21, 2015
Pretty!
ilmar
 
ilmar February 11, 2015
Voted for Marine Life contest.
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle February 16, 2015
Fantastic - voted Marine
OutOfTheWild
 
OutOfTheWild February 26, 2015
Awesome capture Congrats
KTSFLOCK PRO
 
KTSFLOCK May 07, 2015
This is an awesome shot. I love sharks and love swimming with them!!!!
gunners42
 
gunners42 August 12, 2015
Excellent.....way to go! Congrats!
carlosderesende
 
carlosderesende September 28, 2015
Fantastic shot! Love the eye contact.
Take a look at this site you could help conservation efforts by just logging dive details of where and when you saw this awesome Animal.
shark-base.org
ElaineH
 
ElaineH October 02, 2015
This MUST have won a few contests!
ryanbeutler
 
ryanbeutler January 22, 2016
That's amazing!
Kimbrat
 
Kimbrat January 23, 2016
Incredible capture! Looks as though you were being sized up ....
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz March 10, 2017
Voted in 'we love animals' contest.
franklinabbott PRO+
 
franklinabbott March 30, 2017
Fantastic
hayleydavis_5206
 
hayleydavis_5206 December 18, 2018
Beautiful shot!
PaulaViannaUWPhotography
 
PaulaViannaUWPhotography September 29, 2019
Wow! Gorgeous

Behind The Lens

Location
In a dive site called Tiger Beach in the Bahamas. It is named after the Tiger Sharks present in this location. Tiger Beach is quite far from the land but it is named a "Beach" because of its shallow water (15-18 feet) and white sandy bottom
Time
Morning
Lighting
Two Sea & Sea strobes that helped lighting the body of the shark. The ambient light was controlled by the shutter speed.
Equipment
Canon G10 camera with a wide angle port and Two Sea & Sea strobes
Inspiration
Sharks have reputation of evil creatures and it is so untrue. They are predators, this is true, but humans aren't their main course..
Editing
A little sharpening and noise reduction, some white-balance correction but the RAW image came out already quite good
In my camera bag
For underwater photography I use a compact, fully manual Canon G10 with 2 Sea & Sea strobes, a wide angle port, a close-up diopter, a high intensity focus light for macro shots, a night-vision kit for shooting florescence creatures, many rechargeable batteries and chargers, a laptop. For land photography I take my Pentax K7 and K5 bodies with a variety of lenses, depending on the type of trip and photography. I also take graduated filter for landscape photography and a flash. A compact carbon fiber tripod is also with me on every trip.
Feedback
Before taking cameras on such scuba diving trip make sure that you have enough experience as a diver. If you want to focus on the camera then everything else must come to you naturally such as buoyancy control. Most sharks are shy. If you look straight at them they will probably swim away. Stay low, look away and as the come closer turn and take the shot. Don't zoom in with your lens. Zoom with your fins! The water density is much higher than air so you want very little water between you and your subject. In simple words - Get closer!! Be safe and always care about you and your dive buddy before your equipment or your shots!!

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