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Say Cheese
Photograph by David Doubilet

The spotted ragged-tooth (or sand tiger) shark, seen here south of Durban, South Africa, is aptly named—its frightful teeth are ideal for the grab-and-go predator. “They will probe and try to eat anything that’s moving,” says photographer David Doubilet. “They found our cameras visually appetizing but, luckily, indigestible.”

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100F
Lens: Nikkor 16mm fisheye
Speed and F-Stop: 1/4 @ f/16 
Weather Conditions: Wet and 60 feet (18 meters)
Time of Day: Evening, 6 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Two flashes
Special Equipment: Nexus underwater housing


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