© Chris A Crumley

August 10, 2009

Shark Cavern in Mexico

This 6-7' nurse shark was sleeping this morning in a cavern in about 45 feet of water on the Palencar Bricks divesite in Cozumel, Mexico. I inched into the cavern slowly so as not to disturb him/her, probably a little more than my body and fins length. It's hard to tell when they'll wake up, so I was shooting as I went along until I was this distance, about 2 feet away. The shark was pretty tolerant of me being there and only moved 3 feet or so after a long while.

I'm usually calm, approach slowly, easily, breathing slowly and evenly and the animals often don't get in a panic and leave.

I like it like that.
Shark Cavern in Mexico

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