Shark Whisperer by Norbert Probst

A dive guide shows how a Caribbean Nurse Sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum) falls in trance.

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye island, Belize, Caribbean, North America

Canon EOS 5D, 1:4/17-40mm L USM, Seacam housing, 1/160s, f9, ISO 100, Speedlite 580 EX, TTL, Sealux housing

A cruising Nurse Shark

More sharks?

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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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  • George Kypreos
    George Kypreosover 5 years ago

    Great! I like also shark tango dancer!!

  • Thanks George. Yes, this would be nice too.
    Regards, Norbert

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 5 years ago

    Well, well, well, now I think I’ve seen everything. Top shot!

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonover 5 years ago

    Wow! He must have a lot of experience and knowledge of sharks to have that kind of confidence! Great image!!!

  • thatkellychic
    thatkellychicover 5 years ago

    great shot! the water’s so clear!

  • Thank you. Caribbean and Red Sea are very clear.
    Regards Norbert

    – Norbert Probst

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittover 5 years ago

    Just like a puppy dog (with really rough skin)

  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesover 5 years ago

    This is very cool. I went cage diving with Great Whites off the coast of South Africa last year with Michael Rutzen’s company. He has made a doco of this phenomena around the world and his pursuit to do this with Great Whites. It’s pretty cool. He demostrated it with a number of species including tiger sharks. There were 2 main ways it was achieved. By turning them over, and by rubbing their nose (ampullae of lorenzini).

  • You’re right Chris. I have seen it with different species of sharks.
    Regards, Norbert

    – Norbert Probst

  • kemal91
    kemal91over 5 years ago

    Wow, awesome shot!

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtover 5 years ago

    Chickens and sharks … do the same, I’ll stick to the chickens chicks. Great demonstration Norbert.

  • Thank you Barbara.

    – Norbert Probst

  • ralph arce
    ralph arceover 5 years ago

    they look like dancing. great shot! :)

  • In the beginning it looks like a dance!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Michelle BarlondSmith
    Michelle Barlo...over 5 years ago

    BRAVO !!!

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