Photographing Sharks Photographer Cat Gennaro shows us an up-close look at the real Jaws of the sea. July 01, 2009 How To SHARE Shark-1 Up-close and personal: Gennaro took this photo of a Great White in open water, without a cage, off Guadeloupe Island. “The clarity is amazing, which makes the shot,” she says. It also makes for (yikes!) possible ambush attacks from behind. She shot it with a Nikon D100 in Light & Motion housing and used an exposure of 1/250 sec at f/2.8, ISO 200. Shark-2 Open wide: Gennaro captured this tiger shark released by scientists after blood sampling back into the Great Barrier Reef. What’s in his mouth? Tongue parasites. Exposure on Nikon D200 with AF-S DX Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G Nikkor lens, 1/320 sec at f/11, ISO 320. Shark-3 Shark rodeo: “We’d just put out 200 pounds of bait,” for this mix of sharks in the Great Barrier Reef. “We called it the ‘Shark Rodeo’ because the scientist was trying to lasso a shark to put in a transmitter for tracking.” Shark-4 Playtime: “This was just for fun,” Gennaro says. “I asked the camera man to take it. I’m riding a Lemon Shark at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas.” Shark-5 Jaws reality special: This great white off the coast of South Africa had just tried to grab bait from the boat, in vain. How to MORE TO READ RELATED It’s not simply wide-angle distortion making this photo of the Bidens and the Carters look weird A recent viral photo of the president presents an opportune time to talk about perspective distortion. READ NOW RELATED Cold weather is the best time for night sky photography and starscapes Grab your coat and your camera, then head... RELATED Take better pictures by thinking like an old-school photographer Make every shot count.