Rodney Bursiel Photography



I traveled to Guadalupe Island, Mexico to photograph one of the most misunderstood animals on the planet, the great white shark. People call me crazy, but it’s quite relaxing being in the water with them, even if it is in a cage. On average, only 10 people are killed a year by sharks, and that’s only because of mistaken identity. Humans are NOT on their diet. More people are killed by cows each year. On the contrary, because of irrational fears and unfounded health myths, more than 100,000,000 (yes, 100 MILLION) sharks are killed each year. Sharks are an apex predator and vital to a healthy ocean. Without enough sharks of all kinds, the oceans will not survive. Please join me in spreading the love for these amazing creatures.

This photo won first place in the popular Scuba Diving magazine for best underwater photo 2016.

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Printing: 12”x18” is printed on metallic paper. Larger sizes are printed on metal.
Framing: 12”x18” is unframed. 24”x36”, 36”x54” and 40”x60” are mounted in a wood float frame. 48”x72” is mounted on an inset frame.
Shipping: Shipping rates are valid for the 48 contiguous United States.
Choose “Quoted Separately” for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii or any location outside of the US. Shipping costs will be calculated after you place your order and you will be contacted to pay for shipping separately.
48”x72” prints require special handling which is quoted by the shipper at the time your order is placed.


All artwork is offered as a limited edition. Rodney carefully selects each image and chooses a number of prints to make available for each image. This edition size is shared across all prints of an image. For example, if an edition is set at 25 prints there will never be more than 25 prints of that image (regardless of print size) so each individual work will retain its value over time.


As with most fine art, as an edition sells the prices increase. Later images in an edition will be priced higher.

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Size Options

12×18, 24×36, 36×54, 40×60, 48×72


Ground, 2-Day, Quoted Separately