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Smiling great white shark: underwater photographer Amos Nachoum gets close to Jaws

November 4, 2009
“…The danger is in your mind”

Yeah, right.

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A diver has captured a photograph of a great white shark approaching his camera with a toothy grin like that of Bruce, the terror of the 2003 film Finding Nemo


A diver has captured a photograph of a great white shark approaching his
camera with a toothy grin like that of Bruce, the terror of the 2003 film
Finding Nemo

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The great white image was captured by Amos Nachoum, an underwater expert who guides courageous scuba divers to encounters with the large creatures

The great white image was captured by Amos Nachoum, an underwater expert who guides courageous scuba divers to encounters with the large creatures

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Mr Nachoum photographed this 14ft-long predator from just a few feet away in the waters off the coastal Mexican resort of Guadalupe

Mr Nachoum photographed this 14ft-long predator from just a few feet away in the waters off the coastal Mexican resort of Guadalupe

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Despite the proximity of a mouthful of razor-sharp teeth, Mr Nachoum insisted he was not in danger

Despite the proximity of a mouthful of razor-sharp teeth, Mr Nachoum insisted he was not in danger

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Shark

He said: “I have a 100 per cent safety record…”

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Shark and diver

“… These sharks aren’t the ferocious creatures we see in Jaws…”

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Shark and photographer

“…The danger is in your mind”

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Mr Nachoum used to be a war photographer in Israel and started to take underwater images in 1978

Mr Nachoum used to be a war photographer in Israel and started to take underwater images in 1978

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He now leads group of two to six people on photographic adventures into the deep to interact in person and peacefully with sharks, killers whales and other big creatures of the sea

He now leads groups of two to six people on photographic adventures into the deep to interact in person and peacefully with sharks, killers whales

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He often leads underwater National Geographic expeditions, and his work has been published all over the world

He often leads underwater National Geographic expeditions

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