In this footage, environmental filmmaker Skyler Thomas shares open water with an oceanic white tip shark, once called one of the deadliest sharks.
You might think 20 seconds of watching is enough for one lifetime, but we challenge you to take a second look at this magnificent creature and to fight fear with facts. Revere, not fear the great white shark. This Earth Day, spend more time learning about other creatures we share the planet with and less time fearing them.
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This white shark gets closer and closer do the divers with each pass during this trip to Guadalupe, Mexico. Curiosity gets the best of the shark and it tries to come over the cage to get an even better look at the divers.
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In this still frame we can see that the white shark's eye is actually rolled downward, keeping track of what it is biting.
Ollie's Bad Day: Shark Interns
Few things are as rewarding as reaching future generations. Thank you to Sequoia High School for your great questions and for being a great audience. White Shark Video's Skyler Thomas is available for presentations suitable to all age groups.
In these photos, Skyler is giving the presentation called 'Purpose'. If you would like to learn more about having a presentation at your school or organization please use the contact form on this page.
It's easy to fear sharks. It's also easy to make money perpetuating that fear in articles, headlines, movies, and TV shows. The irony lost on many of us is that we are demonizing a creature responsible for keeping the very ecosystem we depend upon going. Also lost on many of us is that sharks are in fact beautiful creatures that are mesmerizing to witness in person. But again, if we've been told they are monsters and don't know better, well, then, they remain monsters.
Jim Abernethy is passionate about this topic. Here are a few short seconds from an interview Skyler Thomas conducted with him in 2014.
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White Shark Video founder, Skyler Thomas, interviews Jim Abernethy
Maarten Jozef Billen and Skyler Thomas worked together at White Shark Video in 2014 when Maarten volunteered to help film segments of The Price of Existence. Several of the interviews Maarten filmed can be seen the documentary Great White Lies. Of course, Maarten is also known for his amazing photography, such as this gorgeous shot of a white shark in South Africa.
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Sun through the mouth of a white shark
Sun through the mouth of a white sharkEver seen the sun shine though the mouth of a#whiteshark ? You have now. The lining of the gills is shown (3:43) and then the roof of the mouth lights up like a dragon at (8:33).
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Great White Lies just won a humanitarian award...Why would a shark documentary win in this category? Maybe because the lies we are told about sharks actually increases our risk by decreasing our knowledge base and ability to assess true risk? Maybe because the needless killing of sharks is indirectly killing us through the destruction of ecosystems we depend upon?
The turning radius of the great hammerhead shark is one of its many impressive features. Watch this 12 footer detect the bait a little too late on the first pass but turn so tight that her head is right back where it was only moments before.
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About the Author
Skyler Thomas is the primary blog contributor, cinematographer, and lead editor at White Shark Video.
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