Meet ‘Deep Blue’, the 6m long, 50-year-old shark spotted off Hawaii at the weekend. Picture: @JuanSharks/Juan Oliphant/OneOceanDiving.Com
Meet ‘Deep Blue’, the 6m long, 50-year-old shark spotted off Hawaii at the weekend. Picture: @JuanSharks/Juan Oliphant/OneOceanDiving.Com

PICTURES: Is this the world's biggest great white shark?

IS THIS the greatest of great white sharks ever captured on film?

Photographer Juan Oliphant snapped this incredible monster of the deep in the waters off Hawaii as she feasted on the carcass of a dead whale.

The largest reliably measured great white was caught off Western Australia in 1984. It measured 6m from the tip of its nose to the end of its tail.

Not on the menu … the gorged, and likely pregnant, Deep Blue showed little interest in the divers admiring her. Picture: @JuanSharks/Juan Oliphant/OneOceanDiving.Com
Not on the menu … the gorged, and likely pregnant, Deep Blue showed little interest in the divers admiring her. Picture: @JuanSharks/Juan Oliphant/OneOceanDiving.Com

This beauty could be even bigger than that - though nobody has dared to actually take a tape measure to her. Yet.

University of Hawaii shark expert Dr Melanie Hutchinson told local radio KHON2 the animal could be as much as 6.5 metres in length.

The intimidating apex predator was first spotted at the weekend as divers explored the surrounds of a dead sperm whale which had been towed some 30km offshore after washing up on a Hawaii reef.

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Beauty in the beast … a diver swims alongside ‘Deep Blue’. Picture: @JuanSharks/Juan Oliphant/OneOceanDiving.Com
Beauty in the beast … a diver swims alongside ‘Deep Blue’. Picture: @JuanSharks/Juan Oliphant/OneOceanDiving.Com

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