Swimming With The (Great White) Fishes

I’m always impressed by the ingenuity and energy that some people apply to geting up close to the ocean’s greatest predators. And sometimes the results are pretty spectacular, conveying the grace and aura of some incredible animals in a way that an aquarium never could.

Take, for example, Lawrence Groth, a shark diver who has been experimenting with a self-propelled shark cage. Somehow, moving along with a massive Great White shark, as opposed to viewing it from a static cage, transforms the experience. Just check out this video, and you’ll see what I mean:

(h/t Pete Thomas)