Photographing great white sharks for 20 years gives Chris and Monique Fallows front row seats on the amazing behavior and secrets of formidable predators few people see. In this post they share ten of their favorite images of great whites and describe the electric moment when each was made, when conditions came together for a photographic capture of an awesome predator.
Photo by @BrianSkerry A Shortfin Mako Shark in New Zealand swims open-mouthed at photographer Brian Skerry. Makos are one of the fastest fish in the sea, capable of bursts up to 60mph and of all shark species they have one of the largest brains, relative to body size. The numbers of makos have declined worldwide due to over fishing and the demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable.
White Sharks - [Carcharodon carcharias] also known as the great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is a species of large lamniform shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans. The great white shark is mainly known for its size, with the largest individuals known to have approached or exceeded 6 m (20 ft) in length, and 2,268 kg (5,000 lb) in weight. This shark reaches its maturity around 15 years of age and can have a life span of over 30…
That's one bad fish: Real-life Jaws scenario as short-tempered shark circles photographer's boat for two hours
(Artist Unknown) ~Megacaetasaur~ The Megacaetasaur is an immense relative of the Caeton and the Urt shark. They were the descendants of the megalodon who were eventually classified as oddkinde for their immense size. They have ravenous appetites and roam the surface of the deep ocean, eating anything they encounter. They rarely go too deep, as they fear their natural predator, the Asheans.