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Great White from above (Carcharodon carcharias)

Photo not mine, but I found it too good not to save, show and tell. It can be hard to imagine the size of a female white shark and some comparison can come in handy…

A female – the larger of the white sharks sex – can reach a length of 21 feet (6.1 metres), but the average size is around 16 feet or 4 metres. The longest ever recorded great white sharks measured are all disputed around 23 feet or 7 metres. This seems to be quite a large adult shark factoring in the distortion of water and a wide-angle lens, that both make subjects appear larger underwater.

* I can't find who took this photo or where, but most likely East or South Africa.

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Uploaded on January 6, 2012