Monday, February 04, 2008

Looking deeply into my soul

This is one of my favorite tiger shark photographs. I took it in Tiger Beach where these majestic sharks are at home, and where they should live out their lives in peace, protected from human predators.

This female tiger shark must have been 11 -12 ft long - definitely a big lady, maybe (hopefully!) pregnant. When I saw her through my view-finder, I felt she was bonding with me. She swam slowly by, giving me an incredible look: inquisitive, intelligent, mysterious.

A few days later, when I could see the developed photograph, I realized that I had squeezed the shutter at the very moment the tiger girl was looking deeply into my soul...

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