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© natalia martin depablos
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I think is fair to say that sharks are the most misunderstood creatures in this world. Most people are scared to death to the idea of seeing one whilst swimming in the sea. I used to... You would be very lucky if you do! We, humans, are making all the possible efforts to make this incredibly beautiful animal disappear from the face of the Earth: 

World-wide shark death toll rate: 100,000,000/year 8,333,333/month 2,083,333/week 297,619/day 12,400/hour 206/minute 3/second

They are only animals. They don't kill for the sake of it, like other animals roaming around very close to you right now. They are only trying to survive their most difficult time they have ever faced.

I worked with Caribbean reef sharks for a while. Doing what this image shows: taking shots of tourists surrounded by sharks. Very profitable business where sharks are the absolute and perfect performers. The tourists loved the experience and the sharks simply got on with their business: getting a little piece of fish communicating their calmness and amazing energy to the viewer. They were amazing, beautiful and powerful, forever evading conflict.

Let's do something for them for once

22 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    They used to have huge Shark rodeos in Florida and they made me sick. This is a beautiful image and a great narrative.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    awesome shot!

  • Vladan Djordjevic

    Vladan Djordjevic gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    What a place, what a photo! Terrific shot. Yeah!

  • Victoria Laquindanum

    Victoria Laquindanum gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    i like!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    Mi voto. Muy buena

  • steven chapman

    steven chapman gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    amazing photo. love the black and white

  • Jules Coon

    Jules Coon said (16 Mar 2010):

    very nice...would love to have been there

  • Claire Organ

    Claire Organ gave props (17 Mar 2010):

    cool photo

  • christopher kontoes

    christopher kontoes (Deleted) said (18 Mar 2010):

    above tops.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (18 Mar 2010):

    my vote!

  • Lizzie King

    Lizzie King gave props (18 Mar 2010):

    wow amazing!! I agree, sharks are very misunderstood.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (18 Mar 2010):

    totally cool! voted

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (19 Mar 2010):

    Freakin' awesome! Voting

  • Marcus Hammerschmitt

    Marcus Hammerschmitt   gave props (19 Mar 2010):

    Holy crap, this is so good. Voted.

  • m boucard

    m boucard (Deleted) said (19 Mar 2010):

    truly awesome- thank you for sharing-voted;)

  • Snezana Jovanovic

    Snezana Jovanovic said (19 Mar 2010):

    Very brave! Great photo!

  • Dominic Kite

    Dominic Kite gave props (20 Mar 2010):

    Back to vote - this is still a very special shot -well done.

  • Tatiana Zimina

    Tatiana Zimina gave props (1 Apr 2010):

    WoW! great shot!

  • Alain Daoud

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  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    this is superbe yes they are heroe, yes you have my vote.!


    EARL V DUNNINGTON JR gave props (4 Jun 2010):

    great photo

  • Woj

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