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Photograph of the week: Close encounter with a great hammerhead shark

The Bahamas is a shark diving hot spot and the island if Bimini delivers an adrenaline rush of a dive that gets you up close and personal with great hammerhead sharks. The sharks are not shy and offer a unique photographic opportunity to those that love these enigmatic animals. In this image, the dive guide calmly watches the hammerhead shark swim overhead in the clear blue water. It is one of Nick Robertson-Brown’s all time favourite diving experiences. Hammerhead diver_S Thank you to Nick Robertson-Brown of Frogfish Photography for permission to reproduce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Absolutely stunning photo and a stunning creature! Sharks are so amazing and people should see more photos like this in an attempt to rid them of their fears. The Blue Hole in Belize was my best shark dive to date – I would definitely recommend that too.


  2. it is very dangerous pic ever because shark is almost 2 times bigger then man. this type of photography is really very very dangerous for his life.

  3. Sorry, Amghala, but that’s incorrect.

    “Of the 10 known species of hammerhead, only three of them are known to be particularly dangerous to humans: the scalloped, great, and smooth hammerheads.”

  4. hammer head sharks are only three feet long so this is fake i love sharks and men and shoe laces i love i love and hammer head sharks are only three feet long faker mcfakey pants

  5. That is incorrect also. There are different species of hammerhead sharks. The great hammerhead – which is pictured here – typically grows to around 20 feet in length.

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