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Great White Shark

Carcharodon carcharias

Description:

Getting close to the Great White

Habitat:

Gansbaai, South Africa

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19 Comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

OOOHHHMYYYYGOD!!

AMAZING!! White?

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

They coming this week i still editing photos very sun :):)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Gerardo where are YOUR great white photos?

TigerShark76
TigerShark76 8 years ago

Amazing! But I agree with Karen you should add a scientific name.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Hi Kevin! Please can you add the scientific name so that we can take this off of the "unknown" list & add a link (wikipedia etc) to the references. Because we have a global user base & sometimes many different common names for the same species, the system will continue to show a spotting as unidentified until the scientific name has been completed.

LealikiKanoa
LealikiKanoa 8 years ago

Beautiful apex predators!

emilyk
emilyk 8 years ago

Wow

YoumnaHussien
YoumnaHussien 8 years ago

HOW WONDERFUL :)

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 8 years ago

¡¡¡ Impresionante !!!!

KevinHardy
KevinHardy 8 years ago

it is quite common for Great Whites to raise their head out of the water to "take a look" however yes this one was encouraged

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 8 years ago

I've never heard of great whites spy-hopping (whales are air-breathing so it's more natural for them); I wonder if bait was dangled for this guy to come out of the water?

peter
peter 9 years ago

Friday wildlife fact!

"Sharks appeared over 425 million years ago, while earlier humans (hominids) date back before 5 million years."

http://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/post...

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 9 years ago

Wowza!! Great!!

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

Hi Kevin! You should consider submitting your spottings to a mission. You can click on "Edit this spotting" at the top of every spotting and under the "date field" you will find the missions field. Let us know if you need help with this :)

Succulentlife
Succulentlife 9 years ago

wow! this is awesome! i love sharks!

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 9 years ago

Spy Hopping is when whales stick their heads out of water to look around. Thats what this guy looks like he is doing. I am attaching a link to a NG article on Great White spyhopping
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/...

Kevin8
Kevin8 9 years ago

whats spy hopping?

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 9 years ago

Yikes! What an amazing shot! Not only did you see a great white but it is spy hopping (I think). Amazing

KevinHardy
Spotted by
KevinHardy

Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Sep 28, 2010
Submitted on Apr 10, 2011

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