Each from time to time, it feels just like the universe drops a present in your lap. That’s what occurred to me in October 2018. Because of a collection of brief movies about sharks, I’ve gained a fame as “one of many shark guys.” Due to a movie about nice white, I discovered myself as a visitor on the Nautilus Explorer. The mission? Doc the unprecedented degree of nice white shark exercise happening at Guadalupe Island, round 180 miles off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico.
Nice white sharks galore
In 2017, we noticed six sharks on the complete journey, however I’d heard reviews of 12 sharks in a single dive earlier within the 2018 season, so I used to be excited. On the primary day we noticed eight sharks in complete — the motion was superior and typically continuous. My new drone, the Autel EVO, additionally allowed me to shoot 4K 60fps, which in flip allowed me to sluggish the footage down by 50 % to increase the drama of the aerial photographs. Their waterproof rugged bundle is a should for divers. I additionally had a number of Paralenz dive cameras with me to seize behind-the-scenes photographs in addition to various views.
Our second day started like the primary, however then an enormous emerged from the depths —Lucy. We knew it was her instantly due to her notorious ragged tail, which is probably going both a start defect or because of some type of incident in her youth. She stayed with us for the remainder of the journey, via the third day. She strikes a lot slower than the opposite sharks, probably due to her enormity, and was a pleasure to movie.
The Nautilus crew was unimaginable as all the time and, in the long run, we don’t know why sharks are there in unprecedented numbers. Hopefully it’s as a result of these animals are rebounding, however 2019 and the years to return ought to present extra readability. Whatever the purpose although, it turned clear to me that nature wants extra individuals to doc its magnificence and majesty. People are extra on their units and fewer in contact with nature than ever — so we have to deliver nature to their units.