Wild Picture of the Day or #WildPic today is sent by Travel Blogger Laurel Robbins of Monkeys and Mountains. The picture is called ”Diving with Sharks” capture by photographer Joost van Uffelen and showcases Laurels diving experience.
Laurel describes her experience as -
”We were really lucky on this dive and were surrounded by 17 Oceanic Blacktips – a diver’s dream if you love sharks like I do. The sharks were curious but never aggressive even though the number of sharks were more than double of the number of divers. Not once did I feel I was threatened or that I was in danger. Instead, I was giddy with excitement about the opportunity to dive with so many sharks at once and with a species of shark that I hadn’t dived with before. I’ve dived with 11 different species of sharks to-date and hope to increase that number. Sharks are not the killers the media makes them out to be. You have a better chance of being killed by a vending machine than you do by a shark. They are perhaps one of the most misunderstood animals on the planet, but everyone I know who has had the opportunity to dive with sharks thinks of them in the highest regard ”.
The photo was taken on a baited shark dive in Protea Banks, South Africa.
Wild Navigator thanks Laurel Robbins to be a part of the Wild Picture of the Day series and sending us all information.
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