Thursday, January 03, 2008



  1. I have read somewhere that the picture wasn't photoshopped but I think it was because there is a pretty clear line on there.

    Anyway I think that would be an awe inspiring situation.

  2. And I would be wrong...

    The image above displays, according to its caption, a kayaker "sitting in a 3.8-metre sea kayak and watching a four-metre great white approach."

    This photograph is genuine and was taken from a September 2005 Africa Geographic article titled "Shark Detectives," about researchers studying Great White sharks off the coast of South Africa. As the article described the circumstances under which this picture was snapped:

    Sitting in a 3.8-metre sea kayak and watching a four-metre great white approach you is a fairly tense experience. Although we had extensively tested the sharks' reactions to an empty kayak and had observed no signs of aggression, this gave us little comfort as we eyed a great white
    heading straight for us, albeit slowly. Just a metre or so from the craft it veered off, circled and slowly approached from behind. It did this several times, occasionally lifting its head out of the water to get a better look. Then it lost interest, and as it continued on its way we were able to follow a short distance behind. Once we'd come to terms with having nothing between ourselves and a four-metre shark except a thin layer of plastic, our kayak made an ideal research platform for observing great white behaviour in shallow water. Its advantages are twofold: it is
    inconspicuous and appears not to cause the sharks to alter their behaviour for long, and it allows us to watch them in a natural situation, as it is not necessary to attract them to us with food.

  3. Okay last word:

    Turns out that the photo is from a two-page magazine spread and hence the join line in the middle.

    I ordered a poster for the bathroom...jk.

  4. Anonymous3:06 PM

    I wanted to go and see great whites from inside one of those shark cages and then ride one for my sweet sixteen but sadly my mom wouldn't let me. Dern
    Love Aunt Katie

  5. I always wanted to go in one of those shark cages too. (never wanted to ride one...) Now that I'm a mom though, I don't know if I could do it.

  6. I refuse to get in a shark cage, weather I am a Mom or not, Sweet 16 birthday or not. It doesn't matter. I don't want to be labeled "Fish Food" !

  7. But they can't eat you- you're in the cage. It's like having a can of tuna fish with no can opener.

  8. so who took the picture? they just sat there as this shark approached. Calm nerves. Although I never had any crazy urge to ride in or on a shark cage, (definitely a Moulton thing, just ask Nick what his number one way to die would be if he had to choose) I am with Missy on the whole mother thing. It really does change how you feel about things!

  9. Anonymous6:07 PM

    hey nick how do you want to die? I always imaginged myself taking the bullet for someone.

  10. Well Katie, taking a bullet is a good way to go, but only if after taking said bullet you then free fall off a cliff into the ocean at which point the blood draws a nearby great white shark who proceeds to eat you.

    Honestly though I still think having a massive shark (and here a great white is probably best)come up and eat you in one monsterous bite so that pain is more or less a non-issue. Then your friends and family can say yes yes our poor friend was devoured by shark at sea. Sounds cool. Runner up is struck by lighting, another ggreat sotry for family and friends to tell.


  11. im tired of seeing a shark when im trying to see my step it up Missy!!!