Video: Sipadan dive footage featuring white tip reef shark

Vimeo user Alessio Federici recently posted the video above featuring some excellent dive footage from Sipadan, Malaysia. About three minutes into the video there is some white tip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus) footage. White tip reef sharks typically grow to just about over 5′ in length, although in rare cases they may reach close to 7′ in length. The species typically feeds on bottom-dwelling prey such including crustaceans and cephalopods. They are generally not considered dangerous to humans unless they are harassed.

In addition to the shark footage there is some excellent footage of sea turtles, clown fish, cuttlefish, and morays.

The video, which was filmed in July of 2010, was shot using the Canon 5D Mark II’s video mode.


  1. Matt says:

    That’s a beautiful video. There’s also what appears to be a Galapagos shark swimming by around the 5 minute mark. Can anyone else confirm this?

  2. Matt says:

    Did some research and also asked a colleague. It’s most likely a grey reef shark, given the location and distinct black band on the tail.

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