Gaspare Schillaci Shark Photography

Great white shark expeditions in South Africa: great white sharks, blue sharks, orcas...

An introduction to the work of Gaspare Schillaci

Gaspare Schillaci (Palermo, 1976), Advanced diver, is a wildlife photographer with a keen interest in sharks. He began SCUBA diving in 2009 and started photographing sea animals in the same period. He has produced photographs of many marine animals, including great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias), blue sharks (Prionace glauca), orcas (Orcinus orca) and others. His pictures have appeared in several popular magazines, including The World and I Online, Natura, Il Pesce, National Geographic (National Geographic Italia), Fauna och Flora and Scubaportal. Among the books that feature his photographs are Great White Sharks in United States Museums by Alessandro De Maddalena and Walter Heim (McFarland, 2009, Great White Sharks of South Africa by Alessandro De Maddalena (New Voices Publishing & Alessandro De Maddalena, 2013),  Biologia dello squalo bianco by Alessandro De Maddalena (Editoriale Magenes, 2014), Sharks - The perfect predators (Czech edition) by Alessandro De Maddalena (Aventinum, 2017), Guide till Varldens Hajar by David C. Bernvi (Caracal Publishing, 2018). From 2009 to 2017 he took part in six expeditions / field courses in shark biology in South Africa, organized by his close friend, leading researcher Dott. Alessandro De Maddalena, which works with Apex Shark Expeditions by Chris and Monique Fallows.

Gaspare lives in the Italian region of Lombardy.

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