Two divers look at a great white during a dive without shark cages in the waters off the coast of Mexico. Deep sea photographer Daniel Botelho took a series of pictures on a recent trip to a remote island off the coast of Mexico. The award-winning nature photographer insisted that while great white sharks are top predators they very rarely regard humans as food.

He explained the key to safely diving with this notorious shark was to remain relaxed, keep eye contact with the shark and hold ones ground no matter how close the shark swims to the diver.

Pictures: Daniel Botelho / Barcroft Media (Photos and captions)