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© Michael Fuchs
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Photo Info
UploadedSeptember 26, 2012
TakenSeptember 16, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/180 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length17 mm
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This is an 8-foot long female Galapagos Shark that I photographed off of the North-West coast of Oahu, HI. This shark was in 460 feet of water about 3 miles off the coast.

In this area, these sharks spend most of their time on the sea floor, but if they hear splashing or anything break the surface of the water above them they come up in search of potential food. They surface in groups and circle the area.

The water was a little rough; all the small air bubbles are from waves churning up the water.

31 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (25 Sep 2012):

    Awesome !!!!

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (26 Sep 2012):

    Great nature photo.

  • Jeffrey Chastain

    Jeffrey Chastain said (29 Sep 2012):


  • Dawn Hayes

    Dawn Hayes gave props (29 Sep 2012):

    very cool


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (29 Sep 2012):

    WOW! Excellent!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (30 Sep 2012):

    Well seen and presented!

  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (2 Oct 2012):


  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (8 Oct 2012):

    you have some guts

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (13 Oct 2012):

    WOW, Awesome capture

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (19 Oct 2012):

    Great light and composition.

  • Drora Baharal

    Drora Baharal said (5 Nov 2012):

    beautiful shot

  • antonio chiumenti

    antonio chiumenti gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    wish i was there

  • Mathew Edwards

    Mathew Edwards gave props (11 Nov 2012):

    Gorgeous Life

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (15 Nov 2012):


  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (2 Dec 2012):

    fantastic !!!! love it

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (4 Dec 2012):

    WoW!! Stunning!!

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (19 Dec 2012):

    Interesting subject and commentary.

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (10 Jan 2013):

    Very impressive animal! Great capture!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (18 Feb 2013):

    Wow...Great photo!

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett gave props (25 Feb 2013):


  • Andrea Silies

    Andrea Silies gave props (12 Mar 2013):

    great shot - you have a nice portfolio

  • Lucas Mencotti

    Lucas Mencotti gave props (25 Apr 2013):

    love it -- interesting subject and great color contrast

  • Stephen Park

    Stephen Park said (9 Jun 2013):

    This is fantastic! Love the sunlight.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (12 Jun 2013):

    A fabulous and very interesting capture.. beautiful !!

  • Paula Eytcheson

    Paula Eytcheson gave props (27 Oct 2013):

    Absolutely amazing! You are brave and I give you kudos, haha! Love the sunrays you captured in the shot, great work!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Nov 2013):


  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (18 Jan 2014):


  • Irene Wadsworth

    Irene Wadsworth gave props (27 Feb 2014):

    Your work is beautiful.

  • Adam White

    Adam White gave props (20 Jul 2014):

    Great picture, love the light breaking through the water. Very we'll travelled

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (19 Jan 2015):

    Stunning ! It's amazing how you caught the sunrays through the water... well done !

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (9 Nov 2015):

    This is gorgeous! I saw this on a spotlight....Beautiful work!!!

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