"I had spent a long and frustrating day looking for bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas
) on Aliwal Shoal, off South Africa's east coast. As is normal in this area, schools of bottlenose dolphin had been swimming past us all day. I dropped off the boat in front of an advancing school. On arrival, they were swimming in a tight group near the seabed, so slowly that they seemed to be moving in slow motion. Although they appeared to be oblivious of my presence, they knew exactly were I was. "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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