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A highly publicized study undertaken by environmental researchers, shark scientists and an ecotourism operation in South Africa has brought the plight of the ocean’s most famous shark, the “Great White,” to the fore. Previously it was thought that over a thousand great white sharks were to be found along the South African coastline, widely regarded…
In a series of extraordinary photographs made over many expeditions into seldom-visited parts of the ocean, South African wildlife photographers and filmmakers Chris and Monique Fallows share some of the their most amazing experiences with the denizens of the deep. Here you will discover and learn things you have never heard of.
Photographing and watching great white sharks for more than 20 years gives Chris and Monique Fallows front row seats on the amazing behavior, interactions, and secrets of these formidable predators that few people see. In this post they select ten of their favorite photos of great whites of the past two decades, describing the electric moment when each one was made, when all the conditions for a great picture came together as determined predator burst from the water in a violent chase of their agile prey.
What one-ton fish armed with rows of dagger-like teeth can rocket ten feet out of the ocean in pursuit of its prey? None other than the great white shark, a super predator that has honed its killing skills over hundreds of millions of years. Husband-and-wife photography team Chris and Monique Fallows share their pictures, experiences, and insights collected over many years of following sharks and other predators in Africa.
The 19 photos in the post may be enlarged by clicking on them individually.