Samsung is promoting it’s head-mounted Gear VR display with some 360-degree footage of great white shark diving off Port Lincoln, Australia. Head-mounted displays like the Gear VR and Occulus Rift offer viewers an immersive experience that can simulate a completely different environment.
I shot some similar white shark footage using the Kolor Abyss 360 rig at Isla de Guadalupe, Mexico, last September. This footage should be compatible with both the Samsung Gear VR and Occulus. If you don’t have a head-mounted display, you can still take advantage of the 360-degree effect, using your mouse to click and drag to change the angle.
Vimeo user Shark Explorers recently shared the video above, which features white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) footage from both Isla de Guadalupe and South Africa. There is also what appears to be some sardine run footage and some nice blue shark (Prionace glauca) footage in the mix, as well.
Joe Romeiro’s 333 Productions delivers yet another excellently produced shark video. “Legacy” features stock footage of the late “Jaws” author, Peter Benchley, describing the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). While Benchley is most well-known for penning the story that many believe has had a profound impact on how people view the great white shark, he later in life stated that with the knowledge he obtained about sharks he could never demonize an animal in the way that the shark from “Jaws” was portrayed.
“Legacy,” directed by Bill Fisher and narrated by Peter Stacker, features white shark footage shot at Isla de Guadalupe and showcases some of the more recognizable sharks that are return to the island year after year.
The short film was produced in cooperation with Wendy Benchley and Shark Savers.
Underwater filmmaker Joe Romeiro has released yet another awesome white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) video. “Battle Scars” focuses on my favorite shark on the planet, “Cal Ripfin” (aka “Shredder”). Cal is a regular around Isla de Guadalupe in the fall months and is easily recognizable by his distinctive dorsal fin damage (as well as his many other “battle scars”).
Kudos to Joe for putting together another great video!
Shark Diving International recently posted video footage of a white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) feeding on a northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) off of Mexico’s Isla de Guadalpue. White shark predation events on pinnipeds are somewhat rare around the island, so this footage is definitely worth a look.