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    AS THIS GENTLE giant descended from the surface into the living darkness of the bait ball below. I took a deep breath and followed. The sheer scale of the gathering of fish meant as I followed the shark below I could see no more than its huge tail. Several Seconds went by and suddenly rays of light slowly began to reappear, with a sudden burst, the tiny fish made way for the oceans largest fish, and the photo above was born, the indian ocean in all its beauty. A moment I will never forget.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 7
    Lighting 6
    Creativity 5
    Story 5

    I love Your Shot photographer Priya Balan's comment: "This is such a close range image and we don't realize how one sharp movement can change everything. It feels like the calm before the storm... Fabulous image..." She is right, your photo feels like controlled chaos, I love the story behind this frame that you shared in your caption. I bet this is a moment you will never forget. Awesome.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: May 17, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2017
    Location: Coral Bay, Western Australia, Australia
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D810
    Focal Length: 15 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
    Aperture: f/4
    ISO: 250
    Copyright: © Tom Cannon
    Categories: Nature, Underwater
    Contests: 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year