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Grey Reef Shark by LazyDugong Grey Reef Shark by LazyDugong
Grey Reef Shark
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos

Location: Sudan - Red Sea

Camera: Nikonos V
Lens: 20 mm Sea&Sea
Strobe: Nikon SB105
Film: Fuji Provia 100 ASA


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Saberrex Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
impressive shot, but i can tell immediately that that is actually a Silvertip Shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus). the white mark on the dorsal fin is very telling.
cowgirl-at-heart-66 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
May i also use this image as a background?
chibiharuka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009   General Artist
wonderful shot :XD:
LazyDugong Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Thanks! :)
Grapenutz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
I'm curious, what is the size of this shark?
LazyDugong Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
It was about 1.8 meters (~6 ft), which is the max size for this species. It's a little bit 'fat', so it looks bigger. :)
Grapenutz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
How do Grey Reef Sharks react to your presence? I assume they try to keep their distance.
LazyDugong Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Grey Reef Sharks react like many other sharks: first, they swim away. Sometimes they come back, always keeping a certain distance, sometimes they just disappear. In some places they get used to divers, like here in this photo. They slowly swim around you: if you stay quiet, not making noise or too many bubbles, they come closer and closer, for curiosity. If you are relaxed, they relax too. I'm sure they are very sensitive and perceive our emotions, behaving accordingly.
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Was this at dusk or dawn? Or were you at depth? If depth, what depth? The light is there, it's just not as bright as it would be at noon, or near the surface.
LazyDugong Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
It was ~10:00 AM at a depth of 35 meters. He was coming up from a wall and I shot as soon as I saw him. After the shot, he went away, too far for a good photo. The light you see is from my strobe. I had a F:8 to increase the depth of field of my 20mm lens with manual focus. They swim very fast!
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
They are remarkable creatures. Thanks for the info.
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