Marc Montocchio who shot a simply stunning expose with our favorite friends at Isla Guadalupe:
"She came within a few feet of the cage with as much effort as it
would’ve taken me to form a benign thought. The sunlight rippled across
her gray sandy back like the spotlight reserved for a great queen or
empress. Her right eye looking straight at me she was simultaneously
acknowledging my presence and assessing my place in the world that
surrounded her. The eye was not the empty black hole I was expecting.
It was shades of brown—an almost amber disk with a bright ring
surrounding a smaller inner pupil."
The image we featured is a rare one, what Marc captured is the exact moment a white shark is "wound up" for a powerful high speed maneuver. Either this male (Shredder) was being challenged by an off screen rival, or he had become startled. This is the exact moment these magnificent animals show to the world the grace and power that is Carcharodon carcharias.
For those in his wake you'll never forget the experience.
Great stuff and hat tip Mike for the find.