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Great White Shark

Carcharodon carcharias


Getting close to the Great White


Gansbaai, South Africa

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Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago


AMAZING!! White?

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

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

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Gerardo where are YOUR great white photos?

TigerShark76 10 years ago

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

KarenL 10 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 10 years ago

Beautiful apex predators!

emilyk 10 years ago


YoumnaHussien 10 years ago


marta vázquez
marta vázquez 10 years ago

¡¡¡ Impresionante !!!!

KevinHardy 10 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 10 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 11 years ago

Friday wildlife fact!

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

SheaEckert 11 years ago

Wowza!! Great!!

Carolina 11 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 11 years ago

wow! this is awesome! i love sharks!

CynthiaMHori 11 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

Kevin8 11 years ago

whats spy hopping?

CynthiaMHori 11 years ago

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

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Western Cape, South Africa

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

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