Determined photographer spends 3,000 dive hours to capture stunning shark feeding frenzy

This committed photographer spent a grand total of 3,000 DIVE HOURS trying to get the perfect shots, capuring beautiful images of a rare shark feeding frenzy.

PIC BY LAURENT BALLESTA / CATERS

Laurent Ballesta’s images show the glimmering gray reef sharks hunting in swift packs, flying through the water and feasting on the likes of helpless grouper.

The challenge facing Laurent, 44, to get these images, in Fakarava Atoll, French Polynesia, cannot be underestimated: The grouper there spawn only once a year under a full moon, some time in June or July, and only for around 30 minutes.