It’s been a long time since I went to Antarctica and it is funny to look back now and think how things have changed, how I have changed. I was 22 when I took this photo. I turn forty in two months. Some how I imagine (hope) the location looks exactly the same. Even if I don’t.
Sharks really aren’t that interested in humans. They are interested in food. It’s a shame the vast majority of footage out there is of Sharks that have be riled up by chum in the water, yet on arrival, the wounded animal they are expecting to find isn’t there. Just a floating tin can with a cage over-the-side which the shark “mouths” to work out if it is the wounded fish they came to eat.
The peaceful grace of a cruising shark is a beauty to watch and a creation to be marvelled at. A far flung cry from the mindless beast portrayed by countless movies.
Sharks are a beautiful blessing amongst creation, an essential part of the world we live in and like all God creatures, should be respected and cared for as a crucial part of our own existence.
It’s amazing how fear drives our interpretation of situations. Most people are raised to believe sharks are dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. We are, however, also raised to believe cars are dangerous yet the majority of us are happy to jump behind the wheel of one at the age of 17 usually without a second thought.