Great white shark breach, False Bay
:: Wednesday, July 12th, 2006 @ 6:54:48 am
great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) breach, false bay, south africa
This is what I came here to get! Four days, and only one breach opportunity. Luckily, I managed to nail it. :) I was lucky, though — I had the camera in portrait orientation and when the shark rotated horizontal I managed to keep him in the frame without cutting anything off. I’ve been going out with Chris & Monique Fallows here in False Bay/Simonstown.
A big storm is going to hit Cape Town tonight. 5-meter swells and wind speed at 35+ knots. Gonna be fun.
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And, as requested, and animated version:
UPDATE: You can see the BBC footage from Planet Earth at YouTube. It’s awesome.