Aspiring underwater videographer sharing my adventures and wildlife encounters
Home base: Toronto 🇨🇦
captured with @sonyalpha #a7iii
Words by @alexkyddphoto
“The Queensland government decided to shoot dead 3 random tiger sharks in response to Whitsundays attacks.
Its mindless revenge killing.
They insist on killing sharks and saying its for public safety. There is no way of knowing which sharks were responsible and there is no proven science to say that culling sharks works.
Shark scientist @thelifeofrileynz
sums it perfectly in saying that we need to encourage actual risk mitigation policy instead of killing innocent wild animals. More education and more awareness when swimming in the ocean.”
It’s hard to describe the feeling of being surrounded by sharks. There is a deep calming sensation that’s hard to find above water. Watching sharks peacefully coexist with a group of humans is life changing. As humans, we kill 70-100 million sharks per year and they still don’t want to hurt us. On the other hand, a few humans get bit and we begin culling and deploying irresponsible solutions such as nets and drum lines. From that perspective, it seems like we are the true mindless monsters, not the rugged fish with lots of big teeth like the media has taught us. I captured this split slow-mo shot after surfacing from a dive at Tiger Beach, with my @sonyalpha #a7iii