Say Cheese

Dave Riggs was making a nature documentary off South Australia. Another crew member was crouched at water level, taking a photo at the back of the boat, when this 15 foot long Great White shark broke the surface.


Despite the terrifying sight of those pointed teeth, the shark wasn’t attacking. She had just come up to have a nosey at what was going on. Just your everyday, female, net curtain-twitcher.

Rigg described these sharks as a last living relic of a bygone era, in effect the last dinosaurs, that need to be protected and preserved.

Although she looks aggressive here, Rigg points out:

“It’s like any top-of-the-line, apex predator, you grab a cat by the tail and give it a pull and see what happens…all animals are aggressive in their own way, and great whites just happen to have very sharp pointy teeth.”

Yes. We noticed.

I’ll stick with the cats. Or better still: kittens.

8 thoughts on “Say Cheese

  1. Had to laugh at the “female, net curtain-twitcher” line. We had a few of those on my block growing up.

    I probably would have shrieked and enraged the shark.


    • Definitely. There is a cool website called Ocearch that tracks sharks that have been tagged. A lot are around Australia. Check it out-I follow their work on FB.

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