White-Tip Reef Sharks (Triaenodon obesus) are quite common at Cocos Island and they like cruising in the blue.

Ecuador, Central America, Pacific Ocean

755 Views, 19.08.2012

Canon EOS 5D, 1:4/17-40mm L USM, Seacam housing, 1/200s, f9, ISO 100, Speedlite 580 EX, TTL, Sealux housing


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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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  • DavidMcLean
    DavidMcLeanover 4 years ago

    excellent capture, very well done

  • Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • aabzimaging
    aabzimagingover 4 years ago

    Nice one Norbert! How did you manage to get the flash sync at 1/1200s ?

  • Thank you very much. It was a mistake. Correct is 1/200 sek.

    – Norbert Probst

  • aabzimaging
    aabzimagingover 4 years ago

    Ah, ok. :-) The image would look a little bright for 1/1200s. (You can delete my comment if you like and I’ll recommend, since that one is now obsolete.)

  • Yes you’re right! Thank you for the offer. I think it’s O.K. this way.

    – Norbert Probst

  • kemal91
    kemal91over 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot!
    Is it an aggressive shark or one of the more calm ones?

  • Thank you. They are real predators too but I never felt aggression against divers.

    – Norbert Probst

  • simoneb
    simonebover 4 years ago

    Lovely work Norbert, hope you have a lovely Christmas.

  • Thank you Simone. I have a very quiet Christmas but ugly weather. Wish you a pleasant time too.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Sue  Cullumber
    Sue Cullumberover 4 years ago

    Norbert – gorgeous – beautiful color and clarity! Merry Christmas!

  • Thanks Sue. Merry Christmas to you to and a happy new year.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...over 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture!!

  • I’m glad that you like it Ken. Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Michelle BarlondSmith
    Michelle Barlo...over 4 years ago

    Bravo on the White Tip – Great Shot !!!

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much for featuring me. I am honored.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithover 4 years ago

    Congrats on another feature for your beautiful images Norbert. Well deserved.

  • Thank you very much Garth. I try always to do my best.

    – Norbert Probst

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