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Images: Sharks & Whales from Above

A circling great white

A circling great white shark

(Image credit: Wayne Davis)

A great white shark (upper left) swimming around "his" dead humpback whale, Davis said, photographed about 6 years ago, about 35 miles south of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Whale, shark, action!

Dead whale and shark

(Image credit: Wayne Davis)

Davis has worked with Greg Skomal, a scientist with the Massachusetts' Division of Marine Fisheries, helping Skomal find great white sharks and other animals. On Aug. 27, 2010, off the coast of Chatham, Mass., Davis helped guide Skomal and other researchers to the carcass of a dead humpback whale

Douglas Main
Douglas Main loves the weird and wonderful world of science, digging into amazing Planet Earth discoveries and wacky animal findings (from marsupials mating themselves to death to zombie worms to tear-drinking butterflies) for Live Science. Follow Doug on Google+.