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Winram taking a photo of an oceanic white tip female shark – © Deron Verbeck

Close encounter in Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii

Hawaii, Big Island, September 4, 2006

It’s another regular training day when William Winram and US champion Deron Verbeck are joined by a curious oceanic white tip female shark. Both freedivers love and respect these creatures which are a vital necessity for the well-being of the ocean’s ecosystem.

They decide to immortalize this moment by taking photos, not an easy task considering how fast the subject is moving ! In the end, it’s Deron who takes the nicest shot of both the shark and William trying to photograph her.

A lot of myths about sharks still persist to this day. If you would like to broaden your awareness about these creatures, check out the following links:

Malpelo Foundation

Shark Alliance

International Shark Attack File