Behind The Shot: Tiger Shark Frenzy
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Photographer: Todd Bretl
Gear: Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5, Nauticam housing, and Sea&Sea strobes
Settings: 1/160 @ F9, ISO 200, 14mm, Nikon D7000
Backstory: I captured this image in the Bahamas. A few of us were shooting tiger sharks down at about 100ft on a sandy clearing. We had lured them in with egg crates full of dead fish — keeping the fish in the egg crates attracted the sharks, but kept them from actually being able to get and eat the fish, and then get bored and leave. Unfortunately one rather large tiger shark was able to crack an egg crate open, spill the fish, and cause a complete frenzy. That frenzy stirred up a whole lot of sand and we needed to get out of there because the poor visibility created a dangerous situation. I took this image as I was back peddling out of that mess. You can see one of the tiger sharks in the background.
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