Hey! How’s it going? (by George Probst)
A male great white shark (Carchorodon carcharias) curiously swims up get a good look at my camera.
This particular shark, “Cal Ripfin,” always had a very inquisitive nature and was not camera shy, to say the least. He would often swim right up in a non-aggressive manner as if he was just as interested in the divers as we were in him.
He was always a favorite among many divers at Guadalupe over the years, but unfortunately, he hasn’t been seen since 2011. Many have conceded that he likely has passed away, but others still hold out hope that he’s still out there somewhere.
Taken on September 30, 2011