Ed By: Ed
Great white shark

Great White Shark off Gansbaai, South Africa. This was a very lucky shot as soon after putting the bait out I was practicing focusing on the float when this shark came up. It was a pity the highlights burnt out but I thought it was one of those moments that is lucky to record and you can't really worry about its technical qualities.

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  • Ed 9y

    It's a pleasure. I went out with White Shark Projects at Gansbaai, it was great.
  • James van den Broek 9y

    Ahhhh so you had Gerald or Grant as skipper. Cool dudes. I spent a couple of weeks working on the "Fanta Boat" good times :)
  • urindar 9y

    hi, is the "White Sharks Project" one of those trips where you volunteer to work for an enviromental cause?
  • Ed 9y

    Hi Uriel, yes, it was indeed the White Sharks Project I went with. Did you go too?
  • urindar 9y

    saddly no, I haven't gone with any of those projects... YET ;-)

    Too close!!!
    Wernt y scared??
  • Bob Cant 8y

    Great action shot, zoom lens needed for this :-)
  • RedYaris 8y

    Fantastic photo, Ed. Thanks for visiting my sedgefield photo. Your photos are really awesome and well worth a second visit. I'll be back.

    Seen in your South Africa set. (?)
  • aaronphotos12 8y

    great shot
  • reactor10 8y

    i really like that shot..menacing!!
  • grace00_uk 8y

    this is incredible, how do you go about seeing sharks like this, it is my lifes mission to see and protect them!
  • Ed 8y

    I went with White Shark Projects (www.whitesharkprojects.co.za/), they took us out on a boat trip to see them from Gansbaai.
  • Neil Phillips 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The David Attenborough group, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • randomonix 7y

    Great shot :)

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Great White Shark, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Tanya Mills 7y

    Hello, thank you for making this photo available via a creative commons license. I am using it as a part of a math lesson to my class on direct variation. We are studying how the tooth length of great white sharks is related to their body length.
  • Lesuerg56 7y

    Thanks for sharing the great photo! We have posted the pic under "Surge in fatal shark attacks blamed on global warming" at www.duhmagazine.com, with your name linked back to this web page. Let us know if the attribution is correct. Thanks!
  • Steven Snow 5y

    Holy moly. That's terrifying!! I've always wanted to visit Gansbaii but I suppose this will be my fix for now ;)
  • VisualValor 4y

    An amazing capture!
  • Harrison Edwards 4y

    Top predator of the ocean in all its glory! Beautiful and unfortunately endangered.
  • Overlanding Africa 3y

    Awesome photo! Some of the greatest shots are the ones that happen by mistake!

    I used your photo when I wrote this blog post about chumming for shark: www.discoverafrica.com/blog/chumming-for-shark-interview-...

    Thanks for the great visual aid!

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Taken on March 23, 2005
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