Thursday, 24 July 2014

That is one badass shark!

Michael's Mako. A badass shark for a badass dude!

I'm lucky to be friends with some truly great photographers including many of the underwater variety and one of my favourites is Michael Patrick O'Neill. Not only one of the very best pros out there, but a down to earth, intelligent and downright cool human being to boot.

All of that makes me even more stoked he managed to get this shot of a 4m Shortfin Mako off the Azores (story here)

The world we live in now seems to be full of people trying to make sharks cuddly, friendly and benign little cuties that just want to give us all a hug and be our pals but anyone who knows sharks knows that's doing them a great injustice and sharks like this badass girl remind us why. This is how I like my sharks, big, gnarly looking and with attitude, look at those scars, a big girl like this will no doubt have a colourful history so what a great stroke of luck for MPO and the others on the dive.

Did I mention? Michael also makes a valuable contribution to "Of Shark and Man" too. Here he is in the last teaser trailer.

"Of Shark and Man" Teaser Trailer 3 (Letterboxed Version) from Scarlet View Media on Vimeo.

Brilliant shot as always mate!

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