Venturing into the depths off the coast of Florida, a daring diver finds themselves in an awe-inspiring encounter as they come face-to-face with an exceptionally large female shark during a thrilling freediving expedition.
John Moore, 55, managed to capture several astonishing images of the giant shark near Jupiter earlier this month.
He managed to snap the huge female showing her rows of razor-sharp teeth and yellow-tinted eyes, while swimming among a shiver of bull sharks.
Moore is an experienced diver, photographer, and conservation advocate. He frequently shares pictures of sharks off the coast of Florida on Instagram.
He said: ‘She was an abnormally large female. Very likely pregnant and certainly hadn’t skipped any meals.’
He explained the bull shark is likely overweight because of the influx of bait fish in the early spring.
Pictures show the massive female feeding with her head, chest fixed, and using her pectoral fins to slow her down.
Moore added: ‘She was a very dominant shark, confidently coming right up to me throughout our dive’.
Close range pictures show the massive female shark hunting around the surface of the water near Jupiter, Florida.
Bull sharks are commonly found in estuaries or off the coast of Florida.
They are one of a very few shark species which can inhabit both fresh and saltwater, and are often found in packs.
The species typically reaches between seven and 11 feet (between 2.1m and 3.3m) in length and can weigh over 1,500 pounds (680kg).
It is one of the most dangerous and aggressive shark species, accounting for the third highest number of attacks on humans.
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