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Author Topic: Shark Photo - Just Luck  (Read 1716 times)

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cuppacoffee

« on: October 08, 2014, 06:38 »
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...she just happened to be in the right place at the right time; photo showing larger-than-life predator has gone viral...

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/stunning-great-white-shark-image-just-luck/


Nic99

« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2014, 12:08 »
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Awesome shot, I dont get the hype about the bait being too close to the cage. But there is no hype without a healthy backlash.

« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2014, 15:43 »
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Awesome shot, I dont get the hype about the bait being too close to the cage. But there is no hype without a healthy backlash.

Right. Baiting white sharks is illegal at Guadalupe island. Mexico has banned any type of feeding. The boats have to sneak in the blood and guts they do use to attract sharks to the boat.  They no longer do the bait chunk feeding (as pictured in this post) that gets you those dramatic shots. Before the ban in Mexico these kinds of shots were common. You can see the sharks from the surface and can pretty much predict this will happen a high percentage of the times. However, if you pay enough you can do it.  Discovery Channel just did a shoot for two weeks in Guadalupe on the white sharks and did plenty of baiting for "educational" purposes.  In South Africa they still do this; it's a huge tourist attraction, but their water isn't nearly as clear as in Guadalupe so maybe a little more challenging unless the sharks are skimming the surface which they frequently do chasing half a bluefin tuna like in this shot.

« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 05:57 »
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Wonderful shot!!


 

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