Francois from Topdive showed me his Blacktip armada. This species is not very large but individuals are fast swimmers and therefore hard to control. The Blacktip Sharks, (Carcharhinus limbatus) at this dive site are used to see divers every day and they are not really shy.

Moorea, French Polynesia, Pacific Ocean

Canon EOS 5D MK II, 4.0/17-40mm L USM, Seacam housing, Seaflash, 1/200s, f9, ISO 200

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Passionated, professional photographer since 1992 with worldwide publications in magazines, newspapers, calendars, prospects, advertising, internet and on products.
I am located in Nuremberg, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, and my heart beats for marine wildlife.

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  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 1 year ago

    Wonderful photograph!!! :))))))))))

  • Thank you very much again, Vicki!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 1 year ago

    Even if they are used to seeing divers, I think I’d keep my distance:-)
    Another excellent shot – light, composition and sharpness.

    Do you live under water, Norbert? LOL

  • Thank you for your friendly comment. I would not like to live under water, but I like like diving very much. As a professional photographer I do it much more than other people.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 1 year ago

    Just as long as they understand the difference between the food in the diver’s hand, and the diver’s hand itself. You’re a braver man than I, Gunga Din.

  • You don’t need to be very brave to do my job. But you need to respect the animals and it is important to have knowledge about their behavior. Thank you Gary.

    – Norbert Probst

  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesover 1 year ago

    That would be an amazing experience!

  • Feel free to do it, Chris! The sharks are waiting for you. Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • eyeland
    eyelandover 1 year ago

    Another amazing capture. Seeing the coral and his proximity make me wonder if the sharks are really the most dangerous things the diver has to worry about. You submerge us into a world of beauty and unfamiliarity. Thank you for sharing your adventures.

  • In French Polynesia are are many fishes in the ocean, even big ones, but its not the place for beautiful coral reefs. What you see on the picture is not the result of careless divers. The coral growth is everywhere very poor, and you see only small specimens. I don’t know why because the water is warm enough and there is no industry or many people.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 1 year ago

    Excellent shot

  • Thank you very much, Hans!

    – Norbert Probst

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Incredible work!!

  • Thank you, John.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 1 year ago

    very brave indeed..

    8th July

  • Thank you Maria.

    – Norbert Probst

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    July 7, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you very much Teresa!

    – Norbert Probst

  • BigD
    BigDover 1 year ago

  • Great, thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

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