Amazing Great White Shark Sculptures by Bill Wieger

Not too long ago, I stumbled across a photo that somebody had posted one of my Facebook shark groups of an amazing great white shark sculpture, which I assumed to be from a museum. After doing a little digging and Google-ing (or is it Googling?), I managed to find the website of Bill Wieger, the amazing sculptor behind the the artwork. As it turns out, several of these incredible white shark sculptures are available for purchase through Wiegers’ online store. To top it all off, a portion of the sales from these awesome sculptures goes to the Guadalupe Island Conservation Fund.

Mystery 1, an amazing great white shark sculpture by Bill Wieger.gallery page.

The attention to detail in these white shark sculptures is stunning.
Mystery 1, an amazing great white shark sculpture by Bill Wieger.

A sculpture of a great white shark breach by Bill Wieger.

In addition to be an artist, Wieger is also a shark diver. He believes strongly in animal rights and conservation. Along with the contributions to the Guadalupe Island Conservation Fund, Wieger donates proceeds from some of his other wildlife sculptures to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, and to WildAid.

In addition to his white shark sculptures, Wieger also offers resin shark teeth cast from original white shark and Megalodon teeth. Wieger also has a selection of shark posters available.

If you’d like to see more of Bill Wieger’s work, or if you’re interested in purchasing one of his works of art, check out his website at www.billwieger.com.

All photos courtesy of Bill Wieger.

4 comments

  1. RTSea says:

    Bill does absolutely great work. The larger white shark illustrated in your post came about when I commissioned Bill to do a large, more “natural” sculpture (no gnashing teeth) of a white shark. He based his design on my video footage of “Mystery” – a beautiful, then 16-foot female that frequents Isla Guadalupe. The original custom work now adorns my living room wall.

    Unfortunately, “Mystery” has not been seen at the island in several years and, while the sharks can skip a year or two, there is a measure of concern that she may no longer be with us. That would be a shame – she is a magnificent shark to see, both as a sculpture and in the open sea.

    • TheDorsalFin says:

      Richard,

      Thanks for the back story on the “Mystery” sculpture. It definitely captures the essence of white sharks at Guadalupe. When I first saw images of the sculpture, Guadalupe was the first thing that came to mind. I don’t think I’ve ever seen “Mystery” on any of my trips out there. It’s a shame that she has gone M.I.A.

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