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Jun 28, 2010 - Great white encounters

“Straight ahead!” the top deck shark spotter calls eagerly. I quickly grab the hand bar on the cage and submerge my head, ignoring the slight sting of the 55 degree water as it envelopes my exposed face. I struggle to get the camera focused as a 2.5 meter great white slowly follows the bait towards our cage. With the majestic creature no more than 10 feet away from us, the man on the deck rapidly pulls the fish head towards the boat and the shark, intent on claiming his prize, follows. It slams into our cage, mouth agape, and shakes the...

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