Shark photos published in the UK (E-PL1)

Discussion in 'Nature' started by ggibson, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. ggibson

    ggibson Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 9, 2011
    Back in March, my wife and I did some shark diving in Grand Bahamas, and I brought along my new E-PL1 underwater setup. My images were noticed by a media agency in the UK and I worked with them to syndicate some articles around. It's pretty exciting for me, as the first time I've been published like this! Here's a link to an article in The Daily Mail:

    Incredible moment shark whisperer hypnotises deadly shark for 15 minutes with a gentle nose rub | Mail Online

    Also, if anyone is in the UK, you can find a few print articles appearing today in:

    The Times - News section, page 4
    The Daily Telegraph - page 8
    Metro - page 3
    Irish Daily Mirror - section M21 (pictured)

  2. zap

    zap Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 23, 2012
  3. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    I notice he's wearing ringmail. Wise.
  4. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Some incredible shots there and CONGRATULATIONS on getting published!
  5. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Fantastic shot - congrats.

    As for the Daily Mail though - I never believe a word that's published there. The headline says : "Incredible moment shark whisperer hypnotises deadly shark for 15 minutes with a gentle nose rub". If The Mail's up to its usual form, I'd guess that the shark was harmless, the "whisperer" never said a word, that it didn't last 15 mins and that the shark's nose had nothing to do with anything!
  6. mikey2omd

    mikey2omd New to Mu-43

    Jul 18, 2013
    Congrats on getting published! Those are some amazing pictures!
  7. ggibson

    ggibson Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 9, 2011
    Hah, well yes they do sensationalize a bit, don't they? The media agency that contacted me came up with the "shark whisperer" tagline. But it's kind of descriptive of how he is able to make the sharks completely comatose in his hands.

    The nose rub is actually what he's doing though (not quite for 15 minutes when we were there, but I bet he could probably do it that long if he wanted)! The video I shot shows him starting the "hypnosis" or tonic immobility around 3:19:
  8. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 14, 2010
    Great shots and congrats on getting those published! :smile:

    I've always been fascinated by sharks but I would totally lose it if I was surrounded by sharks that big... :biggrin:
  9. ggibson

    ggibson Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 9, 2011
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