Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Great White doing WHAT???

I actually wanted to say that this is totally crazy.
No this is not about the GW interaction! Howard is one of the original pioneers and certainly knows what he's doing, as are his team!

But the camera!
Schlepping around that monster is absolute insanity - in his words
To say that the underwater IMAX 3D system is cumbersome is a laughable understatement. But I love working in this format precisely because it is so challenging.
Typical Howard!

But then, upon closer inspection, I noticed something.
What, exactly, is that startled second Great White doing at 2:54...???


OfficetoOcean said...

That camera is ridiculous but brilliant at the same time!! I love that :D

Horizon Charters Guadalupe Cage Diving said...

That was a good old fashioned "Tail Slap". Whites do this with cages, small boats, and occasionally floating objects.

If you have ever been in a small hard side panga on the receiving end of one of those, it will shake the fillings out of your teeth.

We had a 17' foot female slap the side of a 80' commercial boat hard enough to draw the captain out of the wheelhouse to ask "what the f$%#!! just happened?" back in 2004.

Love these critters.

BeachNomad said...

Mike you should know when you get older and get scared sometimes you just can't control your self and let out a lil poop! It happens! Don't make fun of the poor guy!!

Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch said...

My suspicion is that the shark near the camera turned away and suddenly was 'T-boning' the vulnerable underside of the other shark. In other words its reaction shows how dangerous white sharks consider white sharks to be.

DaShark said...

Jon - would that be your scientific peer reviewed analysis?

Shitting oneself linked to age?

Horizon Charters Guadalupe Cage Diving said...

Ahhh, I see it now, the poop, Jesus Mike what are ya like 12?

Now THIS video is a mature look at the majestic great white shark, behold:

Anonymous said...

What amazing! Thanx Mike.

Have you got my email with UW photos i sent to you 2 days ago?

DaShark said...

WOW Vitaly - just got them from the shop: absolutely amazing!

Will certainly post some shortly!

OfficetoOcean said...

I remember reading an account by Jacques Cousteau from the 60's or something when he described getting pooed on by a large White Shark. Incidentally, one of the most common questions I get asked is "do sharks poo?"...seriously, I'm not even kidding :D

I appreciate this is of no scientific value to anybody whatsoever, just contributing to the subject matter ;)