Lizzi meets Lizzi
Regular and recent Fox Expedition adventurer Lizzi Hull meets her own shark, now officially registered on our Fox Shark Research Foundation ID Catalog. Lizzi was a member of our 2018 Lions, Dragons, Giants and Sharks Tour. Photos of sea lions, leafy sea dragons, giant Australian Cuttlefish, and some of the worlds largest great white sharks.
With the perspective of this under/over image not really doing justice to her formidable 4.5m (15ft) size, Lizzi (Shark) was the latest fabulous mature female to arrive this "Big-Girl-Season" at the Neptune Islands. She has a distinctive cut off end on her pectoral fin (possibly from mating) and a beauty spot on her RHS cheek.
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PRESS PLAY...part 1 of my “If sharks could speak” If they knew what humans were doing to their populations...#SpeakUpForSharks#HelpSaveSharks#saveTheOcean Please repost Photo I took years ago of a beautiful #GreatWhiteShark I hope is still alive 💙 #savingjawsmovie#SavingJaws#OceanRamsey#SharkSpeaking#ifSharksCouldSpeak#truth#reality#apexpredatornotmonster#oneocean#oneoceanglobalambassador#oneoceandiving 💙🦈💙 My shark would say “I know I look scary but there’s a lot more to me than meets the eye and if you got to know more about me and you might even like me. My job is to keep the ocean healthy by preventing disease from spreading and keeping lower trophic level populations in balance. I pick off the week wounded injured sick dead and dying. Unfortunately my kind is being brought to the point of extinction we are being killed by humans at a rate of almost 100 million sharks every year, that averages out to 2 to 3 sharks being killed every single second, that is not a sustainable number. We are mostly killed in very cruel ways with our fins being cut off while we are still alive just to satisfy the demand for shark fin soup a status symbol bowl of soup that is not even nutritious, its toxic, like our meat, its bad for your health to eat shark. We are also being killed just for sport for shark fishing or just because people think we are monsters or we are wastefully caught in nets. Many people don’t care about us because they’re afraid of us because we are so Misportrayed in the media and we can’t speak up for ourselves. Less than 10 people a year die from a shark bite it’s very rare that we ever make a mistake despite the fact that humans dress up looking like seals and acting like injured marine animals. Please help us before it’s too late before we are all gone because the rest of the ocean relies on us and all humans rely on the ocean for the air they breathe and I am a part of that life cycle. please help me, please repost this and help save the last of my kind”
Just had to share this with y'all. This is one of my top favorite photos I ever shot. I took it several years ago at the Chattanooga Aquarium of a female Sandbar Shark. A lot of time and effort and money went into this image. The majority of my pictures are shot with a great camera. I didn't start touching up in photoshop again until recently. There's more to photography that people don't realize than just snapping a pic and uploading it. It's getting your camera settings right as the scene/lighting/subject always changes, often driving far for these shoots, finding the right angles, etc. but it doesn't stop there. Some photographers keep their images raw without alteration, others do touch up or heavily alter pics with programs like PS. It. And be time consuming easily. Plus, equipment ain't cheap. A lot of us do free shots to show what we are capable of but we do occasionally charge for set shoots. Don't always expect a service to be free. If you have someone that works on your car, you compensate them. Someone tints your windows, you don't just tell them that "I'm giving you exposure" and not pay. There's more time and money than people realize in this art. But I'm done with my little rant for now 😂 #shark#sharkphotography#sharksareawesome#photography#starvingartist#sandbarshark#sharksofinstagram
Did someone say it’s World Ocean’s Day?! While for some of us, like @filipe_deandrade , celebrate each day like it is #WorldOceansDay - It’s these great dots on the calendar that allow us to come together and reflect on the progress we have made, and continue to look forward at the work ahead. Whether we are conservationists, marine biologists, environmentalists, students, or, people who just like the ocean, we have so much to learn from one another and this great green and blue planet of ours! There will be plenty more Ocean festivities to come 💙 #WILDUntamed
A split shot I took of some lemon sharks in the Bahamas, happy world oceans day! These powerful predators typically could care less about humans, and that you're more likely to be crushed by a vending machine than killed by a shark. Sharks on the other hand have good reason to fear us as their populations crash in oceans around the world, being slaughtered for soup or in cullings or as bycatch. Sharks have existed on this planet for 450million years, yet could be wiped out by our actions. Please choose responsibly sourced foods that don't endanger sharks and of course never support any practice that targets them. Photographed while freediving with a Canon 70D, 10-22mm wide angle lens, Aquatica housing and Inon strobes. If you enjoy my photos I always read and appreciate comments, also feel free to share and see more at my website www.ChrisGillette.com #aquaticadigital#underwaterphotography#uwphotography # #wildlifephotography#lemonshark#reef#bahamas#ocean#shark#sharkphotography#adventure#caribbean#SWphoto
Although sharks face a myriad of threats Commercial Shark Fishing continues to be the biggest killer of these important animals. An estimated 100 millions sharks are killed each year, let that sink in...an estimated 100 million! We hope that people can start to see and care for sharks as they do for dolphins and whales. We urge everyone out there to look into sharks and why they are important if they haven't before, to talk to people about sharks, and largely spread as much positive and real shark information to the masses as possible. Keeping sharks in our oceans starts with people caring and giving a voice to them so the public at large learns to respect and protect them!!! 🦈🦈🦈🤘🤘🤙🤙 @floridasharkdiving PC: @marina_oceanlove