Shark Shoot: Fiji
Photographer Mike Muller and his crew travel to the Beqa Lagoon in Fiji to capture photos of 8 different shark species. Mike sets out to shatter all of our preconceptions about the elusive creature.
Shark shootMike and his team take Hollywood studio-style lighting equipment 60 feet underwater to photograph the powerful creatures. In all, 3,600 watts of electricity are pumped through waterproof cables that Mike and his crew dive with. The guys must be extremely careful not to get tangled in the cords -- cutting yourself out of them would mean electrocution. 960 1280
Tiger sharkTiger sharks are nicknamed the "wastebaskets of the sea," because they eat anything and everything. Stingrays, seals, birds and even license plates have been found in the stomachs of captured tiger sharks. While tiger sharks are the second most likely species (after great whites) to attack humans, they are unlikely to swim away after one bite. 960 1280
Shark shootAt the end of his Fiji trip, Mike concludes that the real underwater risk is scuba diving (because of the unreliability of oxygen tanks), not the sharks. They might look menacing, but none of them bothered Mike or his crew during the photo shoots … even when the crew was flashing strobe lights in their faces. 960 1280
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