Dancing with Sharks
The caribbean reef sharks at the dive spot called ‘Thick Finger Reef’ off the southern end of Eleuthera are very reliable. Whenever you come down for a visit they greet you with curiosity. Most of the time 5 individuals show up to hang out with you. The water is around 15 meters deep and of such clarity that you can see far around you. That creates this incredible space where you can put everything into perspective in an unusual way.
We shot this clip during a production for GoPro. On the way to the dive spot we followed the ships with the Phantom 2 quadcopter and recorded our way out. Underwater we had five HERO 3+ running at the same time: One was operated by Flo, one by Al (the Ocean Fox from Cotton Bay), another one by Micha, and two were mounted on tripods.
We spent all day playing with the sharks and we got quite used to them. And the sharks also got used to us. Watch closely and you will notice that the little one with the black eyes is always a bit more active than the others.
Note: This clip is just a small piece of all the shooting we did on Eleuthera. All the other stories and adventures about and from this beautiful island will be coming soon. Don’t miss it!
"While checking out the cameras with their noses the sharks kept on knocking over the tripods. Every time I had put the cam back in position, immediately another curious shark came and flipped it over again. It was like they were playing a game and teasing me purposely. So cute! An encounter with these graceful animals couldn't be any better" - Micha