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Surprise!!  While sitting patiently watching a big Great White playing with some sea weed, this 4+m male GW scared the hell out of me as he snuck by for an ultra close pass. Evidently I don't taste good.
By Sam Cahir
posted Sunday, September 25, 2011
58 votes

'Shaggy'.  This 4m Great White cruised in while we were deploying acoustic listening stations to track GWS movements in the Neptune Islands, South Australia.
By Sam Cahir
posted Thursday, December 8, 2011
56 votes

30m Encounter with 'Lady Grace' the 3.5-4m tiger.  Taken at Lake Reef in Fiji.
By Sam Cahir
posted Monday, May 10, 2010
55 votes

Fish are friends!!!  This heavily pregnant female bull shark is having a final feed before heading up the river to give birth. Shot in Beqa Passage, Fiji on 18 November 09.  Nikon D90 twin Z240 strobes with Nikon 10-24 lens.
By Sam Cahir
posted Wednesday, November 18, 2009
52 votes

Feb-March in Fiji brings the hungry female bull sharks back in droves.  After giving birth up the rivers the girsl head back to the deep waters of the Beqa channel with ferocious appetites.
By Sam Cahir
posted Tuesday, March 2, 2010
52 votes

Surprise!!!! This cute little female 3.5m tiger turned up today while diving in the Beqa Passage, fiji down at 28m.
By Sam Cahir
posted Tuesday, January 11, 2011
51 votes

Legend of Beqa.  This massive 3.5m pregnant female Bull shark is being hand fed by a native of Beqa island, Fiji. The gods are said to protect the islanders from being harmed by the sharks who they inturn protect.  This is a truely amazing experience
By Sam Cahir
posted Tuesday, January 5, 2010
50 votes

Bull shark enjoying the Fiji sun.  Taken with Nikon D90 with twin Z240's.  17-55mm lens.
By Sam Cahir
posted Sunday, July 19, 2009
49 votes

Meet Bruce, the smiling 5m male great white.  Bruce was one of 5 whites that circled us during the dive, making for a nerve racking ascent. Taken at 24m at the Neptune Islands, South Australia using a Nikon D700 16mm & 1.4x converter.
By Sam Cahir
posted Monday, October 3, 2011
48 votes

Watching Great Whites in their natural environment (in this case down at 26 metres) is an incredible site.  On this dive we had 5 GW's encircle us including this 4.5m male.  Certainly made getting back to the surface interesting.
By Sam Cahir
posted Sunday, September 25, 2011
47 votes
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Smile!! - This cute sub 5m female Great White has the perfect smile. This photo I particularly like as it gives her some character and goes a long way to dispelling the myth caused by all the open mouth aggressive GWS shots.
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Scream - Paris the Short Fin Mako taken at North Neptune Island, South Australia.This feisty sub 3m female mako shark turned up during a Great White Shark tagging trip chasing away a 5m Great White. She loved the camera just like Paris Hilton
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Majesty - This shot shows a female white shark showing dominance towards another white shark (if you look hard you can see the other one in front of her nose). The lowered pecs is not an aggressive sign but does show she is the more dominent
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Meet Moo!!!, This 4+ Metre male Great White shark has returned 12 years in a row to the Neptune Islands in South Australia. This shot was taken by laying on the marlin board of the boat and leaning the camera into the water.
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Playing around on the back of the boat with over/under shots and a playful teenage white shark. Pole Cams are for pussies, real men lay on the back of the marlin board and hold the camera underwater, definitely gets the heart racing.
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It is a widely held misconception that Great White sharks... by Sam Cahir
It is a widely held misconception that Great White sharks only breach in South Africa. Freckles is a 4m male who is an aerial specialist attacking baits at up to 56 K's an hour to enable him to launch his entire body out of the water.
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Joker. A frequent visitor to the reefs of the Beqa Channel, joker the male silvertip cruises by and surveys the area.
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Rising Bull. Simplistic in form, the Bull whaler is accompanied by a lone remora.
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'Shaggy'. This 4m Great White cruised in while we were deploying acoustic listening stations to track GWS movements in the Neptune Islands, South Australia.
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'White Tip' the 4.5m male Great White. Taken during a scientific expedition to deploy acoustic listening stations (to track tagged GWS) in the North Neptune Islands, South Australia. 3 December 2011.
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Meet Chainsaw the little 3.5m Great White. The lens make him look small but he's a feisty little bugger. Chainsaw has a huge chunk out of his head (unfortunately the other side from this pic) and really does look he's been in the wars.
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I admire how intimate sam is with his subject!
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Meet Bruce, the smiling 5m male great white. Bruce was one of 5 whites that circled us during the dive, making for a nerve racking ascent. Taken at 24m at the Neptune Islands, South Australia using a Nikon D700 16mm & 1.4x converter.
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Watching Great Whites in their natural environment (in this case down at 26 metres) is an incredible site. On this dive we had 5 GW's encircle us including this 4.5m male. Certainly made getting back to the surface interesting.
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Surprise!! While sitting patiently watching a big Great White playing with some sea weed, this 4+m male GW scared the hell out of me as he snuck by for an ultra close pass. Evidently I don't taste good.
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Introducing Kiwi the 4.4m female Great White. The orange acoustic tag was deployed by Andrew Fox (The great Rodney Fox's son) and is monitored by the CSIRO for their study of GW's. taken at the Neptune Islands South Australia August 2011.
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Sitting inside the chum cloud can be dangerous but the results are worth it. This female bull took off with more than a mouthful
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'Stop!" Johna politely asks this tiger shark to stop for a quick photo. Taken at the 'Bistro' in Beqa Passage, Fiji.
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'Tough Life'. Life as a remora in Fiji can be pretty tough sometimes. They obviously don't taste too great as this female bull shark spat out the remora a few seconds later. Needless to say he little guy is nursing a rather large headache.
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Surprise!!!! This cute little female 3.5m tiger turned up today while diving in the Beqa Passage, fiji down at 28m.
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Bullseye! - After years and years I finally got that shot the shot that has eluded me. This is the eye of a 3+m female bull shark. Taken down at 28m in the Beqa Passage, Fiji.
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The Roman Cross - This 3m female bull shark attempts the roman cross but only scores 6 out of 10.
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Dominance - The first dive of 2011 sees these two grey reef sharks fighting over the remains of an injured fish.
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Heads or tails?. The last days dive of 2010 and this female bull shark chooses tails.
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Daybreak on Shark Reef.
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Some people will go to extraordinary measures to dump their rubbish!!!!. This is actually the feed bin for a shark dive, comprising of a green waste bin. Taken at Shark Reef, Fiji.
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These damsels were protecting this female bull shark and no matter where i went they were like personal security guards.
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Sam specializes in sharks - now in damsels too! wierd behavior!
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This is Tuks aka Superman. He's my guard when shooting sharks and this picture shows why he is the best. The silvertip was coming in too close for comfort and in theatrical style Tuks gives her a right hook (notice the nictating eyelids half closed
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2010
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