One of the rarest photographs ever taken of life below the Oceans was taken off the shores of Guadalupe Island and features the Whale Shark and the Great White Shark together in one glorious cinematic frame!
The Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve is in the Southern Californian Pacific Marine Ecoregion and recognized as an important site for preserving the biodiversity of marine and bird life and the often-unique island vegetation. In the 19th century the population of marine mammals was decimated by commercial hunters. The vegetation of Guadalupe Island was severely damaged by an excessive population of introduced goats and predation by feral cats has caused the extinction of several endemic bird species.
The Reserve attracts tourists to see marine mammals and other marine life, especially the great white shark, and for sport fishing. Since the designation of the island as a biosphere reserve, goats have been eliminated and programs to restore natural vegetation and wildlife have expanded.
The Malibu Artist, namely Carlos and Andi Gauna, have a huge passion for Photography but in particular the photographing of the Great White Shark mainly off the coasts of Southern California but also the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez of Mexico.
It was on one of these adventures to Guadalupe Island off the coast of the Baja Peninsula that this unique footage was captured and as Carlos states in the video “I witnessed things I may never see again” and he has kindly agreed to share this footage here on Baja Alive. So sit back and take ten minutes out of your life to be in awe of these fabulous creatures!
For more information about Guadalupe Island
Images reproduced with the kind permission of The Malibu Artist