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Great White Rear



This was taken on a diving trip to Guadolupe in Mexico in Sept 2014 where my dream - to dive with a Great White out of the cage came true. I also shot this - my...
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This was taken on a diving trip to Guadolupe in Mexico in Sept 2014 where my dream - to dive with a Great White out of the cage came true. I also shot this - my favourite shark image.
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hero
 
hero June 12, 2015
stunning image!
avinashsrivastav PRO
 
avinashsrivastav June 12, 2015
Congratulations for selection as a finalist in 850 tails contest
reubentlee
 
reubentlee June 14, 2015
one of the best photos I've ever seen
moonbeam67
 
moonbeam67 June 20, 2015
Please don't take this personal but you are crazy! Lol lol. Wow. Incredible shot and the bravery behind it. You are tough! Not in a million years. Lol. Congratulations !!
ilmar
 
ilmar June 25, 2015
Wow, what a capture. You sure are lucky to have seen this creature. Congratulations. I'm jealous.
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BrunoHeeb July 13, 2015
amazing shot looove your style
icemanphotos
 
icemanphotos September 22, 2015
Amazing image!
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sweetpea72 February 14, 2016
Wow!!
Neckbone
 
Neckbone August 04, 2017
Awesome image!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in Guadalupe island which is 241 kilometres off the west coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula
Time
This was taken in the early afternoon say around 1pm
Lighting
This is all natural lighting. The water is very clear and the shark was close to the waters surface
Equipment
I used a Sony rx100 mk3 in a nauticam housing with a fish eye lens
Inspiration
To be honest I was snapping away and hoping to get an amazing photo of his mouth from the front and I didn’t quite realise how good this photo turned out until I saw it on my laptop
Editing
Yes but only a little. I just brought the highlights down a bit and upped the clarity. It didn’t need much
In my camera bag
Now I have a canon 5d mk3 and mk4 and a big selection of lenses and speedlights. If I am doing underwater then I have a large housing with a dome port and 2 underwater strobes. I can only pack camera gear on a trip like this, no room left for clothes
Feedback
To capture something like this you need to just dial your settings in to get the correct exposure for the available light. Make sure your shutter speed is fast as a turning or biting shark moves very fast. Then shoot shoot and shoot. The more photos you take the better and then you can sort through them after. You will only have a limited time to get a good shot

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