Footage of the 'biggest ever' great white shark is leaving the internet stunned – she's called 'Deep Blue'
Great whites are some of the most famous and feared animals in the world.
They are notable for their size, with the largest reserved female specimen measuring 5.83 metres in length and 2,000 kg in weight at maturity.
Males measure 3.4 to 4.0 metres, and females measure 4.6 to 4.9 metres on average.
The internet is perhaps the safest place for most of us to see the magnificent creature in all its glory.
Over the years, innumerable number of shark channels and profiles have become popular on social media platforms.
While many of them have photographed and documented some of the most fascinating great white shark encounters, a new footage is now leaving netizens stunned because it claims to show the largest great white shark ever captured on camera.
The footage was captured back in 2015 by shark expert and marine biologist Mauricio Hoyos Padilla. It featured a big female shark named 'Deep Blue'.
The video has now been posted on Padilla's Facebook page.
Deep Blue was reportedly spotted off the cost of Mexico's Guadalupe Island. Experts say she seemed unbothered as she floated past some divers, two of whom were inside a cage.
Following the encounter, scientists and marine biologists guessed Deep Blue was around 50 years old at the time. And she seemed to be pregnant, which made her look even bigger.
Seven years since then, not much is known about Deep Blue anymore.
Great White Shark explorers and researchers take great risks to change the perspective of people who are unfamiliar with the apex predators.
They study the 'perfect predators' to reveal their true nature and then share the knowledge and insight with the world. But their job is risky as there is always a chance of getting bitten during an encounter.
But then again, it involves some of the most awe-inspiring sights of nature that not all are fortunate enough to experience.
In 2019, some explorers managed to film an extraordinary episode that showed two frenzied great white sharks tearing giant chunks out of each other.
Then in 2021, an incredible footage captured a great white shark that was dubbed by experts as the 'world's most battered shark.