Friday, February 15, 2008


This is as close as I've ever been to a shark, in over a thousand dives. Here he comes, there he turns, and bye bye, there he goes back to deep water. In the bottom photo, the drop-off is clearly seen. The sandy area is about 100 feet deep, the drop-off goes to more than a mile deep, a mile offshore.

I guess at the closest, the big fish was sixty feet away. The flash of my camera probably frightened him. Her??

1 comment:

  1. Brave Melissa photographing sharks! And the drop-off, so deep! Over 5,000 ft in a mile. Your description lets me imagine it by comparing our mountain elevations.