Grey Nurse Shark


It was the end of the last dive of the weekend and this was the second-last frame I shot. I was alone swimming back to the boat. Out of the cave swam a single Grey Nurse Shark. It swam very slowly, directly towards me, then turned centimetres from the lens, the perfect model – I only had to press the shutter. Grey Nurse Sharks are docile; however, I had to consciously not think about its teeth when it came so close.

Fish Rock, East of Smokey Cape Lighthouse, South West Rocks, New South Wales

Nikon D100, Nikkor 10.5mm, 1/30, f8, Subal underwater housing, two Ikelite SS200 strobes

by Neil Vincent, New South Wales