December 17, 2011

Great White Shark and Divers

Photograph by David Litchfield

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Cage divers are confronted by a great white shark.

(This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.)


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29 comments
Hayley Fairburn
Hayley Fairburn

Just love this photo! What a beauty. Definitely need to take a trip to Cape Town soon...

Rose Ashley
Rose Ashley

You can tell the Great White has no fear....I wonder how fast the other breathers hearts are beating!

INTASAB zafar
INTASAB zafar

In Thailand Bangkok , (siam ocean world ) one gets experience to dive with sharks and even can feed them.. 

If u are little scared dont worry dey ill provide u proper training before dat :)

Brett Easton
Brett Easton

I was lucky enough to dive with Great Whites in South Africa last year (2013).  They are truly amazing animals, not the cold killers of the sea they're made out to be.  This picture is amazing, big well done to the photographer.

Steve Viall
Steve Viall

Now that's a shark. It looks a little beat up too. I think I'll make it my wallpaper for a bit.

Nigel Rustage
Nigel Rustage

Never mind the two divers standing on top of the cage.....what about the one taking the pic....amazing image 

Samanza Murphy
Samanza Murphy

This is one of my all time favourite pictures! The shear size of the animal is just mind blowing. Only wish I could have been there.

Monique Sanchez
Monique Sanchez

Such a powerful picture of an amazing king of the seas, overpowering with his incredible size those brave divers

Kabir Siddiqui
Kabir Siddiqui

this pic is awesome such a really nice and around the fish it;s hoorible


Jermaine Chrystal Fortoen
Jermaine Chrystal Fortoen

This is such an amazing picture and spectacular spectacle of nature. Great whites have and always will be my favorite ocean animal. I love them.....The 'thing' that really says it all is the sheer fact of the amence size of the shark compared to the divers..WOW is all a person can really say.Presiovation is the main factor here and if this image does not appeal to everyone else, then i think that humanity will forever be lost in the glutonous ways of non preservation to the wonders of the world.Please let's keep this DREAM A REALITY? Keep these animals here for all our children's children for the future to come.Thanks again for the beautiful image!!!!!!!!!

Silvano Protasoni
Silvano Protasoni

In more than thirty yeard of diving I never had the opportunity to see such a wonder of the nature!


James Hirsch
James Hirsch

What a rush to see that large of a specie...He or She has to be at least 20 feet....Lots of marks from whales or larger predators.....Very nicely framed ... 

jittu isara
jittu isara

OH...I love this photo. I love this photo.

Kizza John
Kizza John

your discoveries are wow i wish even you to Uganda and see its beautiful scenery,its wow

Muhammad Ahmad
Muhammad Ahmad

I like U National Geographic team workers, and nothing more than best work ever, always I'm telling people to watch Ur channel cuz they asking me from where U have all this info I'm saying from Ur channel wow, and once day I must be from Ur team cuz I'm ready to do anything.  

Ivana Tsoukala
Ivana Tsoukala

I wish I could be one of those scuba-divers..! *.* 

Safwan Telfah
Safwan Telfah

National Geographic team in the depths of the sea and they portray sharks

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