"Blue sharks, with their distinctively torpedo-shaped snouts, are amazingly supple creatures. They can bend and twist, a useful aptitude when catching fish. Blue sharks are beautifully colored: deep indigo on top with white sides and belly. This blue shark was accompanied by a pilot fish that spent its time trying desperately to keep up with its fast and agile host. As I sank below the surface, the blue shark came in, swimming tight circles around me and occasionally trying to bite my camera. Even with my wide-angle lens the shark was, at times, too close to the camera to film satisfactorily."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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