Charles Maxwell: Shark PhotographerGallery Two

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"This is Barbara-Anne, named by Mark Addison, a local dive-charter operator from KwaZulu-Natal. She is one of the greatest sharks that I have had the honor of working with. I was on a drift-dive looking for tiger sharks. As nothing was happening, I sunk to the bottom and started filming a moray eel. As I glanced over my shoulder, I saw this four-meter (13-foot) tiger shark so close to me that I could have touched it. At first I found it quite unnerving that the shark could have got so close without my knowing it. For the next hour she swam around me, biting my camera and bumping into me. As this was the only shark in the area, I soon relaxed and enjoyed this special experience."
Charles Maxwell

Charles Maxwell is an underwater cinematographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. A keen diver and lover of the marine environment for 35 years, Maxwell has made documentaries for the National Geographic Society and the BBC. He runs his own business, Underwater Video Services.

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