About the Book
Great White’s of False Bay – South Africa
Capturing spell binding images of the Great Whites of False Bay. The Great White shark is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and most awesome apex or macropredator of the seas. It is the largest predating fish on earth and has earned a much maligned reputation as an indiscriminate man-eater.
Despite the enormous popular and scientific interest in the Great White, it remains one of the least understood of the sea's creatures. It's awesome combination of size, menace and mystery, make the Great White Shark a modern day 'monster' that many people find irresistible
Dirk Schmidt captures some awesome images of Great White Sharks in False bay and illustrates the sharks explosive presence during predatory events.
His images of Great Whites allow us to share a rare insight into Great White Shark behavior, and witness an aspect of the natural cycle of life at sea.
Whether its big wave surfing, shark diving with Great Whites...adventure is addictive, like the very essence of life, it runs in your veins to seek adventure in the face of adversity and discomfort... waiting to be discovered in your primordial subconcious, it leis residual in all who dare to discover the boundries of your own abilities... live life, enjoy life to the fullest and be in awe of all creation, as Albert Einstein said..." We still dont know one thousands of a percent of what nature has revealed to us" I believe in giving back to nature, the best way I can do that is through my photgraphy and making people aware of the species, sharing some understanding and insights to its vital interaction in the cycle of life and that all species deserve to be conserved for all generations. Part of my book proceeds are donated to enviromental organizations to further the understanding and preservation of species and their environment.