Largest Great White Ever Captured on Film

By on June 10, 2015 in Surfing with 0 Comments

In 2013, during Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, researchers traveled to Guadalupe Island in Mexico to find Great Whites native to the area that feed on a nearby seal colony. One of the behemoths they encountered was a shark named Deep Blue, which is considered the largest Great White ever captured on film. At over 20-feet in length and estimated to be over 50 years old, the assumed-to-be pregnant Deep Blue dwarfed the divers filming her in a cage.

Filmmaker Mauricio Hoyos Padilla captured some b-roll that didn’t make it into the Shark Week edit, which he posted on his Facebook page this week with a ceremonious caption, “I give you the biggest white shark ever seen in front of the cages in Guadalupe Island… DEEP BLUE!!!”

It’s not hard to imagine Deep Blue coming up beneath a surfer and swallowing them whole. Talk about an hor d’oeuvre. Bon appetit!

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