Gallery Spotlight: Lords of the Sea
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Whale Shark Feeding Close-up: Side shot of a whale shark’s head. Note the small ear. Isla Mujeres Mexico.
Beautiful Whale Shark: A diver trying to keep up with a whale shark. Even though these sharks look like sluggish giants they outswim even the fastest humans. It is hard enough to try to swim alongside but operating the camera at the same time is the real challenge. Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Whale Shark Diving: Whale shark basking in the sun. Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Strolling By: Diving with great white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island. The cage enables divers to stay much longer observing the great whites. Contrary to many beliefs great whites are shy and take a long time to approach divers.
Tiger Shark: A majestic animal. Often tagged as the second most dangerous shark it can be approached with care and tends to be shy at first. The name “Tiger” comes from the stripes you can see on the side of the shark.
Lemon Shark: A lemon shark with a remora on its flank.
Great Hammerhead in Bimini, Bahamas. Reaching 20ft long these spectacular sharks’ heads bring an alien element to the underwater world. The “hammer” is almost straight.
Jumbo Jet: The Great White Shark is not only long but also very wide. This up close image makes it look like a giant airplane landing.
Amazing Great White: After spending hours in the water I was able to get this portrait with a beautiful light coming from the surface. It showcases the power and grace of this amazing animal.
Two curious Oceanic White Tips: Oceanic White Tip Shark. Carcharhinus longimanus. Picture taken in 50 ft depth. Blue water. Cat Island Bahamas. Despite what the literature describes as slow moving sharks I found that the OWT are very fast, very curious and not afraid of human presence
Lemon Shark Portrait: I like the atmosphere of this shot with the reflection of the surface blending with the background. The eye is very expressive.
Splash: A lemon shark splashes the surface. I like the view of the jawHappy: Wandering through the souks of Morocco I was impressed by the bearing of this man and his profound gaze.
Lemon Shark with Conch: A nice view of the crystal clear waters of Grand Bahama.
Shark Profile: Lemon shark chasing a small fish.
School of Hammerheads in the Galapagos: Scalloped hammerheads and Galapagos sharks. Two islands in the North of the Galapagos archipelago, Wolf and Darwin are the location of epic shark migrations. Very large schools of sharks roam these islands presenting a fascinating spectacle. Due to strong currents we positioned ourselves in 80 ft of water tucked against rocks and watched the sharks parade above us.
Scalloped Hammerhead in the Galapagos: Scalloped Hammerhead shark. Smaller than the Great Hammerhead and with a different head shape, this shark is the most common hammerhead. A pelagic shark it can be found in many places, including the Galapagos where I shot this image and is always fascinating to watch and photograph.
A separate specie of reef shark it only lives in the Galapagos. Galapagos sharks form large schools in the Galapagos often mingling with Hammerheads
A classic view of the great white shark with the characteristic jaws in action.
Shark Close Up: This is one of my favorite shark pictures. The close up shows that the eye is not the dark hole we are used to see but is full of life. The famous teeth are seated like Japanese steak knives. A marble of nature.
Two Great Whites Sharks: Great Whites are solitary animals. It is rare to see two of them close by which I was lucky to witness and photograph.
Great White in the Rain: On a gray winter day in South Africa I wanted to convey the otherworldly impression of seeing Great White Sharks on the surface. By using a slow speed I gave this image a moody feeling.
Face Off: Oceanic white tip sharks, Cat Island, Bahamas .Despite what the literature describes as slow moving sharks I found that the Oceanic White Tip sharks are very fast, very curious and not afraid of human presence as you can see in this shot. These two sharks were very keen to check out my buddy Steve Frink. Like this image in BW as it focuses on the sharks and the divers body positions.
Fly By Shark: Pelagic sharks such as this Oceanic White Tip are a wonder of nature. Strong and fast they zoom by divers like an underwater eagle.
Whale Shark Portrait: The enormous size of this whale shark is highlighted next to my friend Amos Nachoum . No worries about collisions the shark easily avoids “small” obstacles such as divers. Galapagos Islands.
Smile Please: Sharks have a reputation of being aggressive man eater. In reality with good precautions they can be approached and photographed very close.
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Marko Dimitrijevic is an accomplished photographer whose work has been published in numerous magazines including Alert Diver, American Photo, and Photopro, among others. In addition to his creative pursuits, Marko is also a leading expert on emerging markets. An entrepreneur, investor, photographer, and public speaker, Marko is the author of Frontier Investor: How to Prosper in the Next Emerging Markets, which is available on Amazon. He resides with his family in Miami, Florida.