Primitive spearfishing while freediving is really the only way it should be done - and the most challenging is with a Hawaiian sling. Last September, Mike Portuondo and I spent Labor Day weekend in the Bahamas to best capture the essence of spearfishing with the sling. And of course there were a lot of sharks as well - basically on every dive. Below is the video...
This is pretty amazing footage of surfer Mick Surfer getting a scare of a lifetime when a white shark tries to nab him.
Very good short film that was aired on Fusion about Madison Stewart and her mission to save sharks - watch it.
My old man wrote this about Thomas Peschak years back: "In his field, wildlife and shark conservation photography, Thomas is, in my and many others' opinion, one of the best - world-wide."
While I have not had the pleasure in meeting Thomas (we have corresponded) - my father was able to spend a lot of time with him in the water in Aliwal Shoal, South Africa, freediving and photographing tiger sharks. Then already an accomplished photographer, Thomas has risen above most capturing stunning wildlife images and is a contributing photographer to National Geographic.
But what makes Thomas so special, beyond his photography, is his involvement in conservation. "Thomas believes that the combined force of photojournalists and conservation NGOs is very powerful. In the past he has worked as the official photographer of WWF-SA and the Chief Photographer for the Save our Seas Foundation. He continues working with NGOs on a regular basis, collaborating often with Pacific Wild, the Manta Trust and WWF." He now is the director of conservation at Save our Seas Foundation