Porthole effect with my fisheye inside my housing.
Yesterday the @btwaves crushed it, tagging 6 Caribbean Reef Sharks in the gorgeous crystal-clear blue waters around Great Exuma as part of our ongoing research into the movement patterns and behaviors of these amazing animals.
In the surface world, it is easy to see these critters as mindless, fearsome killers - but when you dive beneath the waves, immerse yourself in their world, you begin to understand that not everything is what it seems, and that the ocean may be a little more "finding Nemo" than Jaws.
Interestingly enough, even the local islanders have been lead to believe in the fictional killer shark myth that movies and pop culture have propogated - many Bahamians are afraid to swim in the ocean for fear of these predators, believing that they will be bit if they go in the water with these sharks.
Our mission lies not only in collecting the data for our research, but also in telling the true story and sharing the beauty of the relationships between these misunderstood creatures, the natural, world, and humans - to show that there is beauty in coexistence.
Always choose a window seat.
Swipe for more incredible views of the #exumas on my flight in today... iPhone7plus pics (though I‘m trying to keep this account primarily canon photography based) and yes the water DOES really look like this. I purposely didn’t enhance them to show the natural beauty of this place.
When life give you lemons... .
I feel extremely lucky that I get to experience such amazing natural sights so regularly. One of the perks of the job seeing these lovely creatures swimming off the boat this morning. #lemonsharks#sharks#yachtie#bahamas#charterlife#exumas