A nice article about german videographer Stefanie Brendl and the work she does free swimming with sharks. Its nice seeing a positive portrayal of sharks in the media and with the amazing images that are included in the article, maybe public perception of sharks are ruthless killers can be changed.
She is free diving with large tiger sharks in the images, a species that is strongly associated with a man eating reputation and often called “ocean trashcans” due to their highly opportunistic feeding habits. The fact that she can swim so close to these animals, several a time, and not be eaten, is a true testament to the sharks ability of distinguishing prey from non prey.
Truly inspirational work!