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SwimStud
February 14th, 2008, 04:01 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/11/17/eashark117.xml

Seagurl51
February 15th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Those are fantastic!!!!

The fourth one up from the bottom looks like a dog with it's favourite toy....which is probably kinda morbid, but a little true.

Swimmy
February 16th, 2008, 05:10 PM
Poor little seal!
:(

SwimStud
February 16th, 2008, 05:39 PM
Ah will you stop... there's plenty of seals left and it's all over before the seal has a chance to feel anything. Shark has to eat too!
Better the sharks get well fed on seals and stay out of my way if you ask me...

shark
February 18th, 2008, 10:56 AM
The Discovery Channel's Planet Earth Series has an episode on "Shallow Seas" that has a segment wherein a great white takes a seal. They show it in extreme slow motion to get the full impact. There is a part of the slowmo that the shark actually looks like it is smiling. I show it to my Marine Science students when discussing the different zones of the ocean. None of them leave unaffected. Great pictures. I will use them in my class.

Blackbeard's Peg
February 19th, 2008, 04:53 PM
The Discovery Channel's Planet Earth Series has an episode on "Shallow Seas" that has a segment wherein a great white takes a seal. They show it in extreme slow motion to get the full impact. There is a part of the slowmo that the shark actually looks like it is smiling. I show it to my Marine Science students when discussing the different zones of the ocean. None of them leave unaffected. Great pictures. I will use them in my class.

YES - THAT WAS FANTASTIC!!! I nearly soiled my pants when they showed that sequence. Simply amazing footage! I was most amazed by the shark's ability to leap as high out of the water as it did. We were yelling with the same excitement we usually have for a football game or something. It was absolutely awesome.

For anyone who has an HDTV and does not have the Planet Earth dvds, you are not getting the full experience of your television!

Julie Roddin
February 19th, 2008, 05:37 PM
These pictures show exactly what I am thinking about when I swim in the ocean. Swimming in lakes, well, that would be on the "awesome snake picture" thread.

Yes, I'm a wimp when it comes to sharks and snakes.

Iwannafly
February 19th, 2008, 07:13 PM
I thought this was a good picture of a shark as well. Here (http://www.thomaspeschak.com/shark-kayak-posters-/)is a link to the photographer's website.

3strokes
February 19th, 2008, 08:41 PM
These pictures show exactly what I am thinking about when I swim in the ocean. Swimming in lakes, well, that would be on the "awesome snake picture" thread.

Yes, I'm a wimp when it comes to sharks and snakes.

I guess you never saw that movie "Lake Placid" .............:fish2:

jim thornton
February 19th, 2008, 09:59 PM
Further down on the same newspaper page was a story about an even more rapacious great white.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/02/19/cmdivorce19.xml&DCMP=ILC-traffdrv07053100

SwimStud
February 19th, 2008, 10:39 PM
These pictures show exactly what I am thinking about when I swim in the ocean. Swimming in lakes, well, that would be on the "awesome snake picture" thread.

Yes, I'm a wimp when it comes to sharks and snakes.

Julie--here is something messed up:

Turn your PC speakers on and go to www.connmasters.org (http://www.connmasters.org) then click the link on the left for Open Water....
LOL

Julie Roddin
February 20th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Julie--here is something messed up:

Turn your PC speakers on and go to www.connmasters.org (http://www.connmasters.org) then click the link on the left for Open Water....
LOL

HILARIOUS!!!!!!

DeletedAccount
February 20th, 2008, 12:19 PM
Those are great pics, I believe they are Chris Fallows' photo work from South Africa. I have Shark Week on DVD and the footage of the Great White Sharks breaching on the seals is awesome. I did the Stuart Cove shark feeding dive in Nassau and it is AWESOME! I plan one day to dive with the Whites off South Australia.

My love for sharks and JAWS is what got me into the water in the first place - I only joined up with Masters training last year and new to organized swim training (and this board) but LOVE it - I really think my niche is definitely Open Water. I plan to do a few local (Southern Ontario) open water swims this summer and then do an ocean swim down south hopefully this Fall.

I am always looking to meet other Open Water swimmers!

Great theme music on the Connecticut Masters site! RIP Roy Scheider (aka Chief Brody) Nov. 10th, 1932 - Feb. 10th, 2008. :sad:

"You're gonna need a bigger boat."

Iwannafly
February 20th, 2008, 02:20 PM
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."

That has to be one of THE best movie quotes ever!!!

Swimmy
February 21st, 2008, 07:51 PM
Julie--here is something messed up:

Turn your PC speakers on and go to www.connmasters.org (http://www.connmasters.org) then click the link on the left for Open Water....
LOL

That is too funny. We need that on our team website.

smontanaro
February 21st, 2008, 08:32 PM
Turn your PC speakers on and go to www.connmasters.org (http://www.connmasters.org) then click the link on the left for Open Water....
LOL

Must be a Windows-specific thing. I heard nothing on my Mac using Firefox or Safari.

Skip Montanaro

Seagurl51
February 22nd, 2008, 03:32 PM
Must be a Windows-specific thing. I heard nothing on my Mac using Firefox or Safari.

Skip Montanaro

I couldnt' hear it either....and I'm on a PC

The Fortress
February 25th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Here's a couple cool shark photos.

ALM
February 25th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Speaking of photos....

China Eats Crow Over Faked Photo Of Rare Antelope
They Didn't Truly Run With a Train to Tibet; Xinhua Agency Recants

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120363429707884255.html?mod=yhoofront

shark
February 26th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Here's a couple cool shark photos.

Fort,

Snopes.com has labelled the helicopter picture as a fake or urban legend, cool enhancement though. The second image is a dolphin. The curved dorsal fin and horizontal tail shows that it is not a shark. Cool image also, but dolphin in nature.