Sunday, October 28, 2012

This is JAWS for real - as seen by Australian photographer Sam Cahir who lived to tell the tale

As reported in the DailyMail – see the full story HERE

One man came this close to a shark and survived to tell the tale. Better yet, he took pictures of it despite being circled by the hungry shark for two hours! These pictures were so incredible I just had to share ;p

These terrifying pictures show the moment a photographer was circled by a hungry shark
but brave Australian photographer Sam Cahir refused to panic during the real-life Jaws scenario. Instead he reacted by getting in the water with his camera to capture these incredible shots. Sam had been taking part in a Great White tagging trip when he found himself face-to-face with the deadly predator off the Neptune Islands, South Australia.

Sam said: 'The Mako made some menacing passes. On a number of occasions she almost swallowed the camera whole, allowing me to shoot straight down her maw. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I feel humbled to have witnessed such a display of nature's quirkiness.'

Sam was taking part in work carried out by the Fox Shark Research Foundation, which was set up by Andrew Fox, the son of famous shark attack victim Rodney Fox, in notorious shark infested waters.

Sam said, 'This Mako was audacious, bordering manic. At one point I had a Great White and a Mako circling for the tuna bait. The Mako literally browbeat away a Great White and not just any Great White Shark but a very large dominant male maybe six times her mass and twice her size - it was amazing. Once the Great White left, the Mako decided I was the next threat to her free meal. She circled me for around two hours making intimidatingly close passes.'

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The only shark pictures I have are shots of miniature ones i.e. 1/6 scale sharks - check out my post "Shark Attack" HERE and also the Action Man 1/6 scale Great White Shark HERE

1 comment:

rudeboy said...


I like to imagine that Mako singing opera.

Specifically "Semper Libera" from Verdi's "La Traviata."