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Equipment Info
NIKON D300
State/Province/Region
International
Nearest Area
Guadalupe Islands, Mexico
Town
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
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Live Aboard Dive Boat

Notes

f 5.6, 1/160th sec, ISO 400, 16mm

Description

I spent a week cage diving with great white sharks in the Guadalupe Islands of Mexico. My main goal was to capture the experience of being eye-to-eye with a great white shark from inside a dive cage. I thought this would be no problem. When I actually tried to get that picture, I discovered the sharks are stealth hunters and avoided approaching from the front. They would swim below the cage, above the cage, around the cage, but I could not get the nose-to-nose picture I envisioned. Eventually, this one approached as if he was curious and slowly glided up to the cage, and put his nose right up to the bars. Finally, I got the picture I came for.

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Date Added
October 12, 2020