1 Shot Wednesday: Shark

Inches away. Yikes!

Alone in the dark corridor staring through glass, I tried to take a clear shot but steady hands tremored as he drew near. The teal glow stained his rows of teeth as I stifled my gasp. My eyes widened at the purposeful sway of his caudal fin, but I stood my ground. He veered right and paroled elsewhere. “Breathe.”

26 thoughts on “1 Shot Wednesday: Shark

  1. That’s a good encounter, well-captured. Better in an aquarium than in the sea, that’s for sure. πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. I was surprised how nervous I felt. In the dark facing him alone it was an eery encounter.

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  2. Great shot – and I completely understand how you felt!

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    1. Thanks, John. As Emily Dickinson said when she suddenly saw a snake in the grass and felt “a zero to the bone”.

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  3. Just looking at the photo when I opened the link caused a shudder to run down my spine. Can you scream underwater?

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  4. Fab description of how it felt.

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      1. Ich spreche kein Deutsch, aber gern geschehen 😊😘

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  5. jaws nade people afraid to go to the beach. now you are making them afraid to go to the aquarium.

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    1. Ha Ha. I initally discarded the picture because it wasn’t sharp enough (no pun intended). But after thinking about how I felt, I hoped the description of fear matched the shot. I appreciate your comment, Bill.

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      1. i like it because it lhas the visual quaity of Jaws when projected ar dusk onto a drive in theatre screen.

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        1. That’s a great image…our town is building a drive in theater. I can’t wait. I have memories of my uncle stuffing me as a kid in the back of the trunk with a garbage bag of popcorn to sneak me in to watch a double header.

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  6. The music of John Williams sprang to mind as soon as I saw this shot. No wonder your hands tremored.

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    1. Thanks. Paul. I was all alone in the corridor. It was dark except for the teal water and that face coming toward me.

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  7. The lack of clear focus makes your point so graphically

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    1. Yes! That was the goal…Thanks for saying so, Derrick.

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  8. Whew!!! Intimidating!!!!

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    1. I sure was intimidated, that’s for sure.

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  9. Fantastic shot! Great job!

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  10. I heard they like to be scratched behind the gills.
    Never tested that though.

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  11. I’ve often wondered when visiting Underwater Worlds whether the sharks are selecting us for lunch as they watch us walk through the glass domes under their water world. I’m glad the domes can take all that water pressure. πŸ™‚

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    1. Me, too. I do think he wanted to rip me to shreds.

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