This Oceanic White-Tip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) came very close to the camera. Sometimes they bump you a bit to find out what or who you are.
This is a full frame image, no crop!

Daedalus Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, Africa

Canon EOS 5D, 1:4/24-105mm IS USM L, Seacam housing, 1/125s, f8, Speedlite 580 EX, TTL, Sealux housing

654 Views, 15.05.2012

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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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 5 years ago

    wowee! fancy keeping your cool for this great capture! wonderful work!

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyalmost 5 years ago

    You should put a name tag on your wet suit. And I hope you were wearing an extra diaper. Whoa! What an extraordinary animal!

  • Thank you. Not necessary, Gary. I’m cool enough :-))).

    – Norbert Probst

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you very much Barbara.

    – Norbert Probst

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69almost 5 years ago

    Love it! Well done Norbert!

  • kemal91
    kemal91almost 5 years ago

    Awesome shot! That must’ve been fun (scary too). :)

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartalmost 5 years ago

    stunning shot…Dennis

  • Thank you Dennis.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithalmost 5 years ago

    Great symmetrical shot Norbert

  • Monika Juengling
    Monika Juenglingalmost 5 years ago

    wie immer, beeindruckende werke von dir!

  • Danke Monika. Freut mich sehr,

    – Norbert Probst

  • Shelley Warbrooke
    Shelley Warbrookealmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic close up mate!

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much. I appreciate that, kathy.

    – Norbert Probst

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