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Article: Wired on filming shark kills

Great white sharks move fast when making a kill. If you’ve watched Air Jaws, or the BBC Blue Planet series, or visited Seal Island, you know this. Wired featured an article on filming animal kills for nature documentaries, and great whites came under the spotlight.

It requires some expensive equipment, some ingenuity (think bicycle wheel…) and a lot of time and patience to get even a few seconds of decent footage. Wildlife filmmaking isn’t for instant gratification seekers!

Read the full write up, and see the video, here. The filming was done in South Africa.

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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