Lemon shark biting a strobe.

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© Willy Volk
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UploadedSeptember 30, 2008
TakenJuly 27, 2007
Exposure1/60 sec at f/11
FlashRed Eye, Compulsory Flash
Focal Length15 mm
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Sharks are attracted to "white" or "bright colors." Although my friend attached a make-shift diffuser to his strobe to make it less appealing to sharp teeth, this particular Lemon shark decided the rig still looked munch-worthy.

In the Shooting Sharks in the Bahamas photo essay.

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  • Leonardo Regnier

    Leonardo Regnier gave props (30 Sep 2008):


  • Renee Cettie

    Renee Cettie gave props (30 Sep 2008):

    Holy Crap!!! that might be a little too close for comfort!! Awesome shot!!

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (30 Sep 2008):

    Damn close shot!

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (30 Sep 2008):

    Too close for me!! Awesome series!

  • George Cox

    George Cox said (30 Sep 2008):

    hey i really like you pictures. Keep up the good work! Check out my pictures an tell me what you think! Thanks a lot! :]

  • Natalia Presztolanszky

    Natalia Presztolanszky gave props (24 Jan 2009):

    Amazing! How did You get so close?!! Fantastic and crazy!!

  • Russ Wills

    Russ Wills gave props (3 Mar 2010):


  • Russ Wills

    Russ Wills gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    Did the strobe live through the adventure?

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