Great Whites of False Bay


This groundbreaking book is a world first, depicting the Great White Sharks which dominate the False Bay area and present a unique hunting behavior of breaching during predatory events.

The book contains spell binding images of the Great Whites breaching and hunting seals within the False Bay area, as well as delving briefly into the life cycle of the Cape Fur Seal, Seal Island’s history and False Bay, without diverging too much from the awesomeness of the White Shark hunting these waters. 


The Great White shark is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and most awesome apex or macropredator of the seas. It is the largest predating fish on earth and has earned a much maligned reputation as an indiscriminate man-eater.

 Despite the enormous popular and scientific interest in the Great White, it remains one of the least understood of the sea's creatures. Its combination of size, menace and mystery, make the Great White Shark a modern day 'monster' that many people find irresistible. 


Dr. Dirk Schmidt captures some awesome images of Great White Sharks in False Bay and illustrates the shark’s explosive presence during predatory events.  His images of Great Whites allow us to share a rare insight into Great White Shark behavior. 


The Great White's of False Bay – 100 pages, full color images, soft cover

Dimensions: A4 landscape 210x285cms -  ISBN 978-1-920094-52-2


Copies of the book are directly available on, search Great Whites or Dirk Schmidt


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Dr. Dirk Schmidt can be contacted at +27-21-7864249

P.O.Box 174

Simons Town

South Africa