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    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.

    Brian C Carter, TA Helton, Bonetaker, and 40 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. 126 Club 100 months ago | reply

      It's a pleasure. I went out with White Shark Projects at Gansbaai, it was great.

    2. Dermal Denticles 100 months ago | reply

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

    3. urindar 96 months ago | reply

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

    4. 126 Club 96 months ago | reply

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

    5. urindar 94 months ago | reply

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

    6. galit2be 90 months ago | reply

      Too close!!!
      Wernt y scared??

    7. redferrari92 87 months ago | reply

      Great action shot, zoom lens needed for this :-)

    8. RedYaris [deleted] 86 months ago | reply

      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. (?)

    9. reactor10 84 months ago | reply

      i really like that shot..menacing!!

    10. grace00_uk 82 months ago | reply

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

    11. 126 Club 82 months ago | reply

      I went with White Shark Projects (, they took us out on a boat trip to see them from Gansbaai.

    12. Neil Phillips 76 months ago | reply

      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.

    13. randomonix 76 months ago | reply

      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.

    14. tanyamills 74 months ago | reply

      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.

    15. Lesuerg56 72 months ago | reply

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

    16. StevenGilbert 46 months ago | reply

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

    17. VisualValor 40 months ago | reply

      An amazing capture!

    18. Harrison2604 37 months ago | reply

      Top predator of the ocean in all its glory! Beautiful and unfortunately endangered.

    19. overlandingafrica 23 months ago | reply

      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:

      Thanks for the great visual aid!

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