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Great White Shark Portrait

Filed under: Great White Shark, Underwater Life — Tags: , — on 4/15/2013

This great white shark photo (Carcharodon carcharias) was shot under dark skies, in early morning. These are tough conditions to shoot underwater with only available light. I prefer to shoot without strobes whenever possible but in the days of film this particular morning would have required I use artificial lights. Digital cameras, however, have changed all that and allow shooting in dark and flat lighting conditions that film did not. I hope to get back down to Guadalupe Island later this year to reshoot these sharks with the current cameras I am using (5D Mark III and D800). I think I have made 15 trips to the island (I’ve lost count) and I never get tired of Isla Guadalupe. Cheers and thanks for looking!

Great white shark, underwater, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Great white shark, underwater.
Image ID: 21360  
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 

Great White Shark Photo on National Geographic’s NG Channel

Filed under: Great White Shark, Sharks, Tear Sheets, Wildlife on 4/24/2009

The National Geographic Channel recently produced the television documentary “Great White Odyssey”, and choose one of my great white shark photos (Carcharodon carcharias) to use as the main background to the web page publicizing the program. Here is a link to NG Channel’s page for the Great White Odyssey. The original image was made in September 2008 at Guadalupe Island, Mexico aboard my favorite dive and adventure boat, the Horizon out of San Diego.

I was fortunate to have another credit for the National Geographic Society (in the magazine) recently.

Background image by Phillip Colla, great white shark at Guadalupe Island, Mexico

Background image by Phillip Colla, great white shark at Guadalupe Island, Mexico

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Great White Shark Photos

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Latitude: 29° 9' 44.74" N, Longitude: 118° 16' 27.96" W, Coord: 29.162428°, -118.27444°
Filed under: Great White Shark, Guadalupe Island, Icons, Mexico, Sharks, Wildlife — Tags: — on 4/22/2009

This great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) was photographed at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. I think I have made about 15 trips to the island, a mix of open-water diving trips and shark cage photography trips. I am hoping to get down there again for scuba diving, freediving and just plain exploration (no sharking or cages) with Skip in Summer 2010. More details about Skip’s return trip to the island will be sent out soon to those who have accompanied Skip and me on past trips to Guadalupe and elsewhere. See some past blog posts about Guadalupe Island if you are interested in the island.

A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Mexico's Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and use it as a staging area before journeying farther into the Pacific ocean., Carcharodon carcharias,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #19465, all rights reserved worldwide.
A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Mexico’s Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and use it as a staging area before journeying farther into the Pacific ocean. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
Image: 19465  
Common name: Great white shark
Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Guadalupe 2008: Great White Shark Portrait, Horizontal

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Latitude: 29° 8' 32.06" N, Longitude: 118° 17' 3.48" W, Coord: 29.14224°, -118.2843°
Filed under: Great White Shark, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Sharks, Wildlife on 10/7/2008

This is one of my favorites from this year’s trip on the M/V Horizon to photograph great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) at Guadalupe Island.

Great white shark, underwater., Carcharodon carcharias,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #21346, all rights reserved worldwide.
Great white shark, underwater. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
Image: 21346  
Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Shark Diving resources: Horizon Charters and SharkDiver.com. Also, be sure to check out our hundreds of additional Guadalupe Island photos and photos of great white sharks.

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Guadalupe 2008: Great White Shark Face

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Latitude: 29° 8' 32.06" N, Longitude: 118° 17' 3.48" W, Coord: 29.14224°, -118.2843°
Filed under: Great White Shark, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Sharks, Wildlife on 10/6/2008

Here is the face of a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). Check out the detail in the shark’s eye, he is looking straight back into the camera. This was shot with a 24mm lens, full frame sensor, no crop. Pretty tight.

Great white shark, underwater., Carcharodon carcharias,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #21347, all rights reserved worldwide.
Great white shark, underwater. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
Image: 21347  
Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Shark Diving resources: Horizon Charters and SharkDiver.com.

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Guadalupe 2008: Satellite Tags on a Great White Shark

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Latitude: 29° 8' 32.06" N, Longitude: 118° 17' 3.48" W, Coord: 29.14224°, -118.2843°
Filed under: Great White Shark, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Sharks, Wildlife on 10/5/2008

Many of the great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) at Guadalupe Island are known to researchers and appear in the white shark ID database. Some of the sharks have even been “tagged” and now sport small pop-up satellite transmitter tags that collect data about the shark’s environment and behavior, eventually transmitting the data via satellite back to researchers. Shown below are a pair of satellite tags, located just below the dorsal fin of a great white shark:

Two satellite tags, below dorsal fin of great white shark.  The tags record the sharks movements, relaying data to researchers via satellite., Carcharodon carcharias,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #21391, all rights reserved worldwide.
Two satellite tags, below dorsal fin of great white shark. The tags record the sharks movements, relaying data to researchers via satellite. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
Image: 21391  
Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Shark Diving resources: Horizon Charters and SharkDiver.com.

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Vertical Photo of Great White Shark

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Latitude: 29° 8' 32.06" N, Longitude: 118° 17' 3.48" W, Coord: 29.14224°, -118.2843°
Filed under: Great White Shark, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Sharks, Wildlife on 10/4/2008

When a Guadalupe Island great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) first approaches the boat, it is often deep. If there are divers in the cage they typically get a look at the shark as it swims slowly beneath the boat. It seems the shark is surveying things before making a decision to move shallower and approach the boat and cages more closely. Occasionally a shark rises from the deep suddenly, straight up, leveling out only when it reaches or breaks the surface. That’s what this male white shark did. (You can tell he is a male by his two claspers visible on his ventral surface.)

Great white shark, underwater., Carcharodon carcharias,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #21362, all rights reserved worldwide.
Great white shark, underwater. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
Image: 21362  
Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Shark Diving resources: Horizon Charters and SharkDiver.com.

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Guadalupe 2008: Morning Routine

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Latitude: 29° 8' 32.06" N, Longitude: 118° 17' 3.48" W, Coord: 29.14224°, -118.2843°
Filed under: Great White Shark, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Sharks, Wildlife on 10/3/2008

Each day on a Horizon Charters great white shark trip to Guadalupe Island starts with the crew lowering the huge aluminum cages into the water as guests enjoy breakfast and the morning calm. Often a shark will show up circling the boat and inspecting the cages before any divers have even had a chance to enter the water. Check out how flat the water is in these photos. The shark diving location, near the lighthouse in a broad protected bight at the north end of the island, is typically flat calm and sunny with blue water.

Lowering a shark cage into the water alongside M/V Horizon.  Large, strong aluminum cages protect divers while they are in the water viewing sharks.,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #21380, all rights reserved worldwide.
Lowering a shark cage into the water alongside M/V Horizon. Large, strong aluminum cages protect divers while they are in the water viewing sharks. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
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Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Shark cages in water, astern of M/V Horizon.  Large, strong aluminum cages protect divers while they are in the water viewing sharks.,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #21370, all rights reserved worldwide.
Shark cages in water, astern of M/V Horizon. Large, strong aluminum cages protect divers while they are in the water viewing sharks. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
Image: 21370  
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Great white shark, dorsal fin extended out of the water as it swims near the surface., Carcharodon carcharias,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #21353, all rights reserved worldwide.
Great white shark, dorsal fin extended out of the water as it swims near the surface. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
Image: 21353  
Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Shark Diving resources: Horizon Charters and SharkDiver.com.

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Photo of a White Pointer Shark

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Latitude: 29° 9' 44.74" N, Longitude: 118° 16' 27.96" W, Coord: 29.162428°, -118.27444°
Filed under: Great White Shark, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Sharks, Wildlife on 1/7/2008

This great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) had a particularly pointy look to him, really streamlined and sleek, with little beady black eyes. When you see a white shark in person its no wonder they are known as white pointers down under.

A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Mexico's Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and use it as a staging area before journeying farther into the Pacific ocean., Carcharodon carcharias,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #19465, all rights reserved worldwide.
A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Mexico’s Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and use it as a staging area before journeying farther into the Pacific ocean. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
Image: 19465  
Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Great White Shark Eyes The Camera

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Latitude: 29° 9' 44.74" N, Longitude: 118° 16' 27.96" W, Coord: 29.162428°, -118.27444°
Filed under: Great White Shark, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Sharks, Wildlife on 9/26/2007

This is my favorite shot from my Shark Diver trip last week on the liveaboard boat Horizon to see great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) at Guadalupe Island. One shark in particular took to circling the boat clockwise and would pass very close to the starboard side cage. As it did so, I managed to get some close photographs with good detail of its eye, gills and the ampullae of Lorenzini on its snout.

A great white shark swims toward the photographer.  Perhaps the shark is considering him as possible prey?  The photographer, a shark diver is safely situated in a sturdy metal cage.  The best  location in the world to shark dive to view great white sharks is Mexico's Guadalupe Island., Carcharodon carcharias,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #19457, all rights reserved worldwide.
A great white shark swims toward the photographer. Perhaps the shark is considering him as possible prey? The photographer, a “shark diver” is safely situated in a sturdy metal cage. The best location in the world to “shark dive” to view great white sharks is Mexico’s Guadalupe Island. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
Image: 19457  
Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Here are all of the photos from the trip.

See also: great white shark photos, Guadalupe Island, Isla Guadalupe, Carcharodon carcharias photos.

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Photo of a Great White Shark Dorsal Fin

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Latitude: 29° 9' 44.74" N, Longitude: 118° 16' 27.96" W, Coord: 29.162428°, -118.27444°
Filed under: Great White Shark, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Sharks, Wildlife on 9/24/2007

This is the dorsal fin of a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) at Guadalupe Island, sticking above the water as the shark cruises at the surface.

Dorsal fin of a great white shark breaks the surface as the shark swims just below., Carcharodon carcharias,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #19493, all rights reserved worldwide.
Dorsal fin of a great white shark breaks the surface as the shark swims just below. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
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Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Great White Shark Photo

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Filed under: Great White Shark, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Sharks, Wildlife on 9/23/2007

I was pretty lucky to get this photo. This is a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) that I photographed at Guadalupe Island while I was on a Shark Diver trip last week on the liveaboard boat Horizon. This one, a medium size (e.g, 12-13′) male, surprised us all. We were cooling our heels in the cage during a five minute lull, a rarity on this trip as virtually every minute we had at least one shark visible underwater. I happened to be staring off the port stern corner of the boat when suddenly this shark came streaking in from the edge of the visibility, took a huge bite at the bait and missed. I have never seen a shark swim so fast in my life. What motivated him to approach like that was a mystery. Typically the sharks at Guadalupe swim rather slowly around the boat, accelerating only with two or three final thrusts of their tails to take the bait. But this guy was going full steam the entire time, even as he disappeared into the gloom on the starboard side of the boat. His momentum carried him in front of the cage with his mouth still agape, which was awefully impressive. When I returned onto the deck later, the crew even commented how they were caught offguard by his rocket approach and how he left a pressure wave on the surface as he pumped his tail below. That such a large creature could move through the water with such speed was a real eye opener for me.

A great white shark opens it mouth just before it attacks its prey with a crippling, powerful bite.  After the prey has been disabled, the shark will often wait for it to weaken from blood loss before resuming the attack.  If the shark looses a tooth in the course of the bite, a replacement just behind it will move forward to take its place., Carcharodon carcharias,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #19452, all rights reserved worldwide.
A great white shark opens it mouth just before it attacks its prey with a crippling, powerful bite. After the prey has been disabled, the shark will often wait for it to weaken from blood loss before resuming the attack. If the shark looses a tooth in the course of the bite, a replacement just behind it will move forward to take its place. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
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Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Shredder

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Latitude: 29° 9' 44.74" N, Longitude: 118° 16' 27.96" W, Coord: 29.162428°, -118.27444°
Filed under: Great White Shark, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Sharks, Wildlife on 9/22/2007

This is “Shredder”, aka “Scar”, a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) often seen at Guadalupe Island. In 2003 Shredder bit the anchor line of the Ocean Odyssey clean through, severing the boat from its anchor. He is named for his shredded dorsal fin. Shredder is about 13-14 feet long. Note that in this photograph he is sporting three satellite tags on his left flank just below his dorsal fin. They are covered with algae but are probably still operational. These tags collect information about his diving habits and water temperature and transmit this information to a satellite for use by researchers.

A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Mexico's Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and use it as a staging area before journeying farther into the Pacific ocean., Carcharodon carcharias,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #19470, all rights reserved worldwide.
A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Mexico’s Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and use it as a staging area before journeying farther into the Pacific ocean. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
Image: 19470  
Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Guadalupe White Shark Trip 2007

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Latitude: 29° 9' 44.74" N, Longitude: 118° 16' 27.96" W, Coord: 29.162428°, -118.27444°
Filed under: Great White Shark, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Sharks, Wildlife on 9/20/2007

Just back from a quick trip to Guadalupe Island to photograph great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias). I had heard that this season has been a particularly good one for white sharks at Guadalupe, and I managed to get a few days off to get down there for a look on my favorite dive boat, the Horizon out of San Diego. (Patric Douglas at Shark Diver runs a series of trips each fall aboard the Horizon to see white sharks at Guadalupe.) Guadalupe is my favorite island, I love the place. I think I have made 15 trips to the island now, most for diving but at least five for white shark photography. I am always looking for an excuse to visit Isla Guadalupe as it never fails to offer up something extraordinary. This time was no exception. During three days at the island and about 18 hours in the cage, I saw probably 15 different white sharks ranging from about 8 feet to 13 feet or more in length, a mix of males and females, some I had seen and photographed before and some that were new to me and perhaps new to the white shark photo identification project. We’ll see on the latter once I submit the images to the researchers. We had only about one hour total where there were no sharks around the boat. We often had two at the boat, and on a few occasions had four within sight at once and six at the boat during a dive. There are a lot of white sharks at the north end of the island right now and from the sounds of it there have been for at least a month. It will take me a few weeks to sort through the 1700+ photos that I shot, select the keepers and get them processed for the web. Since I was using a new camera housing and lens, I was not entirely certain of how sharp the combo was so I pulled a few shots up on the computer between dives on the first day to check sharpness and exposure. Here is one:

A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Mexico's Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and use it as a staging area before journeying farther into the Pacific ocean., Carcharodon carcharias,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #19473, all rights reserved worldwide.
A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Mexico’s Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and use it as a staging area before journeying farther into the Pacific ocean. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
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Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Guadalupe Island White Shark ID Project

I had an interesting conversation with Nicole Nasby Lucas of the Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research yesterday. Ms. Lucas and PIER co-founder Michael Domeier PhD have been conducting a capture/recapture study on great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) at Guadalupe Island, Mexico, building a database of identification photos and video of white sharks that inhabit the island. To date PIER has 73 individual sharks in their database, and the count increases each season. PIER also places a small number of satellite tags on Guadalupe white sharks to learn where they are going once they leave the island. Interestingly, some of the sharks tagged at Guadalupe Island swim all the way to the Hawaiian islands, including two of the sharks tagged during the most recent season. By observing the white sharks in this way, the PIER researchers are able to collect evidence about how the sharks utilize the island habitat and their migrations to and from the island.

I have had the good fortune of naming five of the PIER sharks by virtue of being the first photographer to capture each of them on film. The three females are named after my two daughters and my mother (you don’t think I am stupid enough to name one after my wife do you?). The two males are named after the notorious bachelors on Sex in the City: Big and The Russian.

In this case Ms. Lucas was able to link the right side and left side photographs by finding a common element between them: a notched tip on the left side ventral fin. Here she is, Guadalupe Island great white shark #57, “Leslie”:

For more information about PIER’s white shark research at Guadalupe Island, how the identification process works and what scientific publications have resulted from the study, visit the PIER website and see the online catalog.

Keywords: great white shark photos, Carcharodon carcharias photos, Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research

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Smiling Great White Shark

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Latitude: 29° 9' 44.74" N, Longitude: 118° 16' 27.96" W, Coord: 29.162428°, -118.27444°
Filed under: Great White Shark, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Sharks — Tags: , , , — on 2/22/2005

One great white shark photo on our website that is viewed more than almost all others is this one:

A great white shark underwater.  A large great white shark cruises the clear oceanic waters of Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)., Carcharodon carcharias,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #10119, all rights reserved worldwide.
A great white shark underwater. A large great white shark cruises the clear oceanic waters of Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe). Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
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Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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It appears that the great white shark in this photo is smiling at the cameraman, or is perhaps preparing to chomp the guy. In fact, this great white shark had just taken a mouthful of bait and was opening and closing its mouth in order to free bits of the bait from its teeth or gill slits. The exposure was made just as the shark happened to have both an open mouth and a gaze directed at the divers in the cage. Isla Guadalupe, Mexico.

Keywords: great white shark photo, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island.

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Sex and the Single Shark

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Latitude: 29° 9' 44.74" N, Longitude: 118° 16' 27.96" W, Coord: 29.162428°, -118.27444°
Filed under: Great White Shark, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Sharks, Underwater Life, Wildlife — Tags: , , , — on 1/30/2005

In the world of wildlife study, in which efforts are made to identify and track individual animals over time, researchers can fall prey to the temptation to name their subjects. There is considerable debate about the merits of this, as some scientists feel that assigning names to the animal subjects of a study causes the researchers to lose a certain amount of objectivity in the course of their observations. We have had the good luck of working with humpback whale researcher Dan R. Salden for a number of years, and observed that he made sure to always identify “his” humpbacks with an ID number rather than a descriptive name in an effort to avoid developing an attachment to them. However, it is unavoidable that over many years of work some individual animals receive a nickname in addition to their simple ID number. In the case of Dr. Salden’s whales, one such animal was “Mr. November” who had 30 days of fame when a photograph of his fluke appeared on the November page of a wall calendar.

We have been allowed to name five research subjects. It turns out that in some research efforts, the “right” to name an animal subject is given to the first person to photograph or videotape the animal. In this case, the animals happen to be great white sharks which I photographed and videotaped at Guadalupe Island. Three of them are females, big and beautiful sharks two of which are now named for my daughters who are happy to have the distinction of being the only students at school after whom killers have been named (the other female is named for my mother!). The remaining two are males, real brutes and good looking to boot, whom we decided to name for two notable lotharios of Sex in the City fame: Big and The Russian.

A great white shark underwater.  A large great white shark cruises the clear oceanic waters of Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)., Carcharodon carcharias,  Copyright Phillip Colla, image #10111, all rights reserved worldwide.
A great white shark underwater. A large great white shark cruises the clear oceanic waters of Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe). Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico.
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Species: Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
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Updated: September 30, 2014