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Great white sharks are surprise hunters and average 25 miles per hour when they break the surface attacking prey!

Great white sharks are surprise hunters and average 25 miles per hour when they break the surface attacking prey!
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13 Comments | Report
MelissaSueBall PRO
 
MelissaSueBall March 06, 2018
Wow look at them teeth on that shark is that a great white shark ?
mattmarchant PRO
 
mattmarchant March 07, 2018
This is a midsize male great white! He is just about to burst through the surface of the water
susanmcfarland
 
susanmcfarland March 08, 2018
Fantastic shot!
Eddsantos35
 
Eddsantos35 May 01, 2018
Fantastic! I hope to capture a shot like this someday πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
mattmarchant PRO
 
mattmarchant May 08, 2018
Thank you so much everyone that reached out! It really means a lot that you would take the time to say such nice things!
DaveCurrieDigitalVisuals PRO+
 
The stuff of nightmares ! Great shot
Mwinder1
 
Mwinder1 May 08, 2018
This shot is sweet!!
MUKLATON_Photography
 
MUKLATON_Photography May 09, 2018
Wow...
MUKLATON_Photography
 
MUKLATON_Photography May 09, 2018
Such a great master piece!!
Flotography_Florence
 
Flotography_Florence May 10, 2018
This is why I'm terrified of the ocean!!! Incredible shot!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 23, 2018
Awesome
dianeleef PRO
 
dianeleef June 30, 2018
Wow!
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estherstoney July 08, 2018
What a great shot! Very serendipitous!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Guadalupe Island Mexico
Time
Late afternoon
Lighting
Natural sunlight
Equipment
I shot this handheld with my Olympus em5 ii
Inspiration
Sharks have always been favorite since I was child. They only existed in my dreams. When I was old enough I started diving with them and began capturing the action via photography. My goal is to use my photography to teach conservation and a respect for these animals.
Editing
I used Lightroom to decrease the surface glare and enhance the focus of he shark breaching
In my camera bag
I normally keep my Olympus handy for surface shots like this because of its speed and ease of use. Underwater I have been using my canon 7dii in an Ikelite housing.
Feedback
Wild animal photography is the most frustrating and rewarding style of photography. Keep an open mind. Know your gear. And be ready for anything! Animals rarely pose how you want them to do get creative and be ready to adapt to the situation.

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