They photographed an enormous 20ft-long great white shark, which swimming through a school of mackerel. As it dwarfs a team of caged researchers.
He added: ‘The largest shark swam slowly up from the depths and gracefully introduced herself to the divers. She moved slowly, using very little effort, and seemed to be gliding more than swimming’
‘She was an absolute beauty and was as wide as a VW camper van.
‘The largest shark swam slowly up from the depths and gracefully introduced herself to the divers. She moved slowly, using very little effort, and seemed to be gliding more than swimming.
‘She must have been 20 feet long, an absolute Goliath.
‘Adult great white sharks feed on elephant seals, which are well over five times the size and weight of a grown human.
‘I felt amazing while taking the photos. I’ve always had a deep fascination with sharks, and the great white is the biggest and most elusive of them all.
‘I enjoyed every second underwater with them. I would often put my camera down at my side and just study their beauty and behaviour and try to establish eye contact.
Massive great white shark makes a meal of fisherman’s catch
‘Making eye contact with a great white shark is a spiritual experience.
‘How camouflaged they are at depth. Great white sharks are ambush predators, so they swim just out of sight before striking their prey from a blind spot.’
Guadalupe is one of the best spots in the world for sightings of the great white shark, possibly because of its large population of seals.