"Isla Guadelupe, Mexico | Novemeber 2015
A female Carcharodon Carcharias, otherwise known as a Great White Shark, swims right above me in the waters surrounding the pacific Mexican island of Isla Guadalupe.
How can I tell it was a female? Besides from extra organs that makes have called claspers, the bite marks on the gills of this shark are a particular wound earned during what scientists believe happens during shark mating. Male great whites need to "hold on" to the females during copulation, thus biting them. Ugh.
This was by far one of the most awesome assignments I've ever worked on. In fact CBS interviewed me about it this past Saturday - link in my profile and below.
Shot #onassignment for @nytimestravel @nytimes
#islaguadalupe #mexico #greatwhiteshark #shark #nature #underwaterphotography #holycrap" By benlowy on Instagram.
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