This female Great White Shark has some deep injuries (gills) and scars (nose). Please have a look at large image.
I saw the seven meter long predator several times on this trip. So, maybe you like the other shot of this animal in my portfolio? Have a look!

Canon EOS 5D, 24-105mm L, USM, Seacam housing, no flash, 1/100s, f8, ISO 200

Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Middle America

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  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...over 3 years ago

    Magnificent capture!!

  • Thanks Ken.

    – Norbert Probst

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago


  • Yes, it is!

    – Norbert Probst

  • whoo
    whooover 3 years ago


  • ECH52
    ECH52over 3 years ago

    Awesome image!!!!

  • Yes, but he did not show any kind of aggression.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithover 3 years ago

    Great shot Norbert but brings to mind the question “What tries to take a bite out of a 7 metre white pointer?”

  • Thanks Garth.
    Answer: A male Great White Shark! They are much smaller. But when sharks mate, the male bites the female in the pectoral fin and hold it to get into the “right position”. I saw it several times with Whitetips. But this heavy injuries are not common.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 3 years ago

    I reckon it was an 8 metre white pointer took that chunk!! Great capture :)

  • No, it was a smaller male shark!

    – Norbert Probst

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 3 years ago


  • Yes, this shark is incredible.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettover 3 years ago

    That is simply amazing!

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 3 years ago

    Sharks scare the whatsis out of me.. but I respect your daring and photographic skill!!

  • Thank you, Heather.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 3 years ago

    7 meters? And how many meters are you, Norbert? Those shafts of light on the right are interesting. But I still think you’re crazy.

  • Isn’t everybody a little crazy – in its own way?

    – Norbert Probst

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