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William Winram  Ocean Explorer - Freediving World Record Holder - IUCN Oceans Ambassador - Founder of @WatermenProject - Fellow of The Explorers Club

Hanging out: diver Pierre Frolla hanging mid water observing a great white shark.

Diver: Pierre Frolla
Photo: @williamwinram

#greatwhiteshark #sharks #nocage #freediving #apnea #onebreath #saltlife #oceanexploration #salt #ocean

Amazing glimpse into the life of sharks as a great hammerhead stalks Blacktip sharks - with the popularity of drones and social media all kinds of wildlife behaviour is coming straight to our mobile phones whereas even 20 years ago this type of footage would only have been seen if shot from a helicopter and only on TV or in the theatre.
Definitely the upside of technology… but do not get me started on the downside of technology...
#sharks #ocean #saltlife #awesome #technology #Repost @sharksdaily
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Great Hammerhead stalking Blacktip sharks during their migration, Florida
Video by| @blacktiph

Monday morning, sitting at my desk and found this little gem on the hard drive - 22m of depth, resting on the bottom behind @luis_deanzo. The big eye jacks were off in the distance but the moment we settled on the sand they came swimming in towards us… Can’t wait to get back to this magical place called the ocean.

Diver: @luis_deanzo

Photo: @williamwinram

#saltlife #oceanexploration #freediving #freedivinglife #apnea #onebreath #silence #marineprotectedarea

Who would love to dive or snorkel here?
#Repost @freedivingeurope
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The ocean is excellent at keeping secrets. Hundreds of thousands of ships have been swallowed by the sea, many of which have never been discovered or explored. Go out there and find them! Maybe you’ll discover some treasures, too. 🏺💰🌊
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Freediver: @95maryna
Photographer: 📸 @suahuatica
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#freediving #europe #diving #apnea #apnoe #ocean #sea #underwater #traveleurope #saltlife #explore #epic #extreme #scuba #expedition #adventuretravel #wild #diver #adventure #freediver #snorkelling #ships #extremesports #uwphotography

Did you know that apparently, great whites have about 300 teeth in their mouth with two main rows which you see here that are used for grabbing and cutting their prey with another 5 rows of teeth waiting to replace any of the front ones that might fall out during the day to day business of capturing and eating their meals?
How close do you think this great white was from the dome port of my camera? It is an exciting moment when a shark like this swims in this close for a look and once again, you can see the eye staring back at you. They can be incredibly curious creatures but with a smile like that, it can be difficult to convince people that have never seen them even from the safety of a cage. Trust me when I say that seeing them from a cage and the boat will change your perception of them… you can see the power, the grace the beauty and their curiosity.
Photo: @williamwinram

With: @watermenproject @pelagioskakunja @lukaswaterman

#greatwhiteshark #nocage #freediving #apnea #saltlife #ocean #marineprotectedarea #oceanexploration

Towards the end of the day, wishing for a coffee, tired and we dropped into this cave for a few dives. You never know what you will find!

Diver: @luca_vaime

Photo: @williamwinram

With: @watermenproject @sharksneedlove @lukaswaterman

#freediving #onebreath #apnea #oceanexploration #saltlife #ocean #diving

I remember this dive and photo taken a few years ago. I had been hanging in the water column for a while (around 15m-20m) when I spied this shark coming fast out of the depths. I was not sure what its intentions were but knew I needed to make mine clear so I dove downwards towards in its direction which immediately caused a change in its speed and approach angle and what you see here is the meeting point.
The story behind this photo goes something like this: I had dove down and levelled out around 15m… after maybe 30 seconds I saw this shark swimming up, out of the depths pretty fast towards me.
I had no idea of its intentions but she certainly was not coming in with a “leisure” approach so I did the only thing I could do - I shifted gears, changed my position and swam down towards her while at the same time, trying to film the encounter.
My sudden change in orientation and swimming towards her had the desired effect and she immediately slowed and changed her approach.
What you see here is the meeting point.

#greatwhiteshark #nocage #freediving #apnea #saltlife #ocean #marineprotectedarea #oceanexploration

Please check out @freedivingeurope for other great posts!

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Freediver and Great White Shark meeting in the open blue. A peaceful encounter based on curiosity and respect. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Freediver: 😎 @williamwinram
Photographer: 📸 fredbuyle
Location: Pacific Ocean
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#freediving #europe #diving #apnea #apnoe #ocean #sea #underwater #traveleurope #saltlife #explore #epic #extreme #scuba #expedition #wild #diver #adventure #freediver #snorkelling #uw #pacifc #extremesports #uwphotography #greatwhiteshark #sharks

I took this photo back in 2012 when we were filming for Great White Shark 3D… we had a lot of spunky sharks, trying to get in close, trying to sneak up etc and this one was no exception.

The shark thought it had found a blind spot by coming in under the cage but I had seen its movement through the grate of the cage so I used the cage to swim down and catch a quick photo of it. The sound of the shutter of my camera in the housing and my direct eye contact was all that was needed to have this rather large “fish” head on its merry way.

Photo: @williamwinram

With: @watermenproject @apneacity @pelagioskakunja
#gws3d #greatwhiteshark #shark #sharks #freediving #nocage #apnea #oceanconservation

Not much for me to add, @sharksneedlove says it all... have a look at the video and imagine if you had been so lucky!!!
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Original post by @sharksneedlove
No orca has ever killed a human in the wild yet the majority of us will watch this with utter fear. Interesting isn't it? Why do we fear and eagerly read the headline stories the media like to feed us, why do the masses choose to believe the hysteria over the facts and reality? How can the medias opinion control our emotions so much? Experiment! Let's all take a moment to watch this video again, try to reduce your anxiety that the kids will get attacked (as we know they don't) remove the video sound so the onlookers shouting not to move and their groans of distress don't influence your emotion. Instead watch it again, turn the sound off and imagine these calm and intelligent mammals seek nothing from those kids except to satisfy their curiosity. Imagine the orca are simply passing the kids because they too are in the water, nothing more, nothing less, they mean them no harm.. So tell me, can you do it or are you still experiencing fear when watching the video? Honesty please! I'm curious.....
Whatever the outcome, one things for certain, those kids will never forget that once in a lifetime moment.
Video found via @surfp_rn
#orca #killerwhale #newzealand #saltlife #sharkattack #seaworld #blackfish #sea

In my opinion this is one of the most iconic great white shark/human photos ever taken by the incredibly talented @thomaspeschak. This is also one of my all time favourite photos!

Check out his page for more amazing photographs.

Photo: @thomaspeschak

#greatwhiteshark #shark #saltlife #salt #ocean #conservation #marinelife #

My iconic photograph of a great white shark following a marine biologist.
To discover why great white sharks venture inshore near the southern tip of Africa during the summer months, scientists from the White Shark Trust used sea kayaks to track their movements. Normally the routine involves the kayak tracking the sharks, but in this case the white shark decided to track the kayak instead. “To take this photograph I tied myself to the tower of the research boat and leant out over the water. Once the first shark saw the kayak, it dove down to inspect it from below and then slowly rose to check it out. I took the shot a fraction of a second after its dorsal fin emerged, just as the research assistant turned to look behind him. For me it’s that connection that makes the picture.” #photooftheday #picoftheday #shark #southafrica #gift #christmas #underwater #scuba #photography #photo #sale @saveourseasfoundation @natgeocreative @mantatrust @natgeo @thomaspeschak

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