visiones de galápagos #15

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    Hammerhead situation at Wolf and Darwin is interesting. At the high season of November, during our safari, we had hundreds of them on every dive - above, below, on sides - everywhere. But due to very limited visibility and very dark ambient light conditions it is impossible to make any pictures - unless you are 2-3 meters away from the school, which does not happen often. From 5 dives we did on the Wold island I have just 5-6 ok pictures with hammers - far cry from that I was able to achieve in Cocos Island. Comparing my experience with experiences of others I concluded that Cocos Island is more productive place for predatory sharks photography then Wolf and Darwin - we had 15-20 meters viz and it was possible to make good pictures even with subjects outiside of the reach of strobe light. Of course I'm sure that if one spends couple of weeks or more in Wolf and Darwin - opportunity for good picture will present itself, but safari boats are allowed to stay only for three days at this remote islands. In Cocos you can spend week or even ten days. Both places are fantastic, it is just Cocos looks like little bit easier for photo. I will post more photos of hammers from last trip to Galapagos soon !

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    1. ... ? [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      Very cool

    2. Seismic_2000 62 months ago | reply

      galapagos! great shot!

    3. phrixus nyx 62 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot

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    4. JimC_1946 62 months ago | reply

      A superb image. Those are magnificent animals!

    5. Lea's UW Photography 62 months ago | reply

      Amazing..when can I see them, too? :))
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    6. funkyfoton 62 months ago | reply

      One day I would like to see this spectacle! Just amazing.

    7. ♫♪♪ Michel Q 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Photographes Sans Frontières, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. maryclare.walter 62 months ago | reply

      wow great shot!!

      ♥ maryclare

    9. Jaclyne Beaupre Photography 62 months ago | reply

      That is way more shark than I'm comfortable with. Very cool!

      Seen in explore! :)

    10. a.weidenhamer 62 months ago | reply

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    11. il lele 62 months ago | reply

      super shot

    12. moments in nature by Antje Schultner 7 months ago | reply

      Very good pic, I love the dive sites in Darwin and Wolf, we have been there in February, there was bad visibility also.

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