💕💕 #Repost @oceanramsey
I have a lot to say and write about touching and interacting with sharks that I will write on another post but hoping you can enjoy a perspective of this GORGEOUS tiger shark who seems to keep seeking out touch, mouth as closed as possible, her nictitating membrane flickering as she flickers between curiosity and caution.
A calm, purposeful, gentle but locked elbow redirection without fear, just respect and over a decade + of experience I enjoy this mutual curiosity and perhaps excitement to get to know this other individual. Forever fascinated with behavior they never cease to amaze me.
I would highly advise against ever purposely jumping in the water with a tigershark without an extensively trained guide. Please check out the pelagic shark program with @oneoceandiving in Hawaii to learn under the safety and guidance of the best trained shark safety guides or join @kokocuvier @pierrick_moana And @mooreamoanatours In French Polynesia.
Grateful to share this time exploring the most remote areas of French Polynesia with OG one ocean ohana @kokocuvier and my loving fiancé @juansharks good friend and great photographer @jaymgreiner and “The Tahitian Shark Man” @pierrick_moana of @mooreamoanatours and the new foundation they started #MaoManaFoundation we are supporting for the conservation of sharks throughout French Polynesia.
I agree with look but don’t touch but if another being wants to instigate the interaction I will still oblige, sometimes it’s necessary for safety but I never touch aggressively or disrespectfully. I know what I am doing and I am not trying to encourage others to do this, just sharing a small moment of my life and a side of sharks that is not usually shown. Enjoy. Spread lava not hate. #helpsavesharks #savetheocean #savesharks #apexpredatornotmonster #sharkbehavior #touchingsharks #connection #coexist #ocean #discoversharks #mooreamoanatours #oneoceanglobal #oneoceanresearch #shotoniphone @apple with @axisgo housing by @aquatech_imagingsolutions