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  • Killer Shots: Andy Casagrande Captures Drama in the Wild

    Andy Casagrande's specialty is filming great white sharks. "I want them to see a great white shark for what it really is, up close and personal," he says. This shot was taken in False Bay, South Africa, which is world famous for big sharks.
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  • Killer Shots: Andy Casagrande Captures Drama in the Wild

    Here, a False Bay shark shoot begins with "chumming" the water: dropping bait to attract hungry sharks.
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  • Killer Shots: Andy Casagrande Captures Drama in the Wild

    Unlike most cameramen shooting great white sharks, Andy gets out of the cage. "I'm more afraid of people than I am of sharks," he says.
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  • Killer Shots: Andy Casagrande Captures Drama in the Wild

    In his hotel room in South Africa, Andy prepares a seal decoy. He will then install his "bite cam" onto it to get shots like the close-up that opens this slideshow.
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  • Killer Shots: Andy Casagrande Captures Drama in the Wild

    Andy filming a great white near Guadalupe, Mexico.
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  • Killer Shots: Andy Casagrande Captures Drama in the Wild

    Filming "apex carnivores" takes ingenuity. In this shot from Tanzania, Africa, Andy has maneuvered a remote-control "camera car" up to two male lions and their zebra kill.
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  • Killer Shots: Andy Casagrande Captures Drama in the Wild

    To film polar bears, the largest land predators, Andy scours the tundra of James Bay, Canada, for tracks from the air.
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  • Killer Shots: Andy Casagrande Captures Drama in the Wild

    Andy's biggest challenge are the cold conditions in the Arctic. "I'm out here in my ice blind, waiting for the bears… Everything here is a battle. Trying to operate the camera with these big gloves, always pressing the wrong buttons."
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  • Killer Shots: Andy Casagrande Captures Drama in the Wild

    For all his "money shots," most of Andy's time is spent waiting. "This is what I do. 'Camera? How are you doing over there?... Getting bored? Not me…. Well, maybe a little." "Killer Shots" premieres this Friday, July 8, on Nat Geo Wild.
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