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We regularly post short Marine Wildlife Videos an Photographs with a short explanation regarding the subject and the technique used to capture the image.

All videos are made by Olivier Van den Broeck using Light & Motion video lights

and all photographs are by Greet Meulepas unless stated otherwise.

68. A shiver of Blacktip Sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus)


Subject: Chum in the water near Aliwal Shoal in KwaZulu-Natal attracts a shiver of Blacktip Sharks. The Blacktip Shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) is a requiem shark that prefers muddy bays, big lagoons and drop-offs and differs from the smaller Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus), a species that prefers shallow inshore waters and coral reefs. Blacktip Sharks are one of a few shark species that sometimes breach the water surface with their entire body.

Technique: Filmed in relative turbid, deep water and without video lights this footage turned out to be very noisy. Although an orange filter was used and the white balance was set at depth we had to correct the colours and remove the noise in post-production.