A 26 year old commercial abalone diver, Luke Thom had an amazing and terrifying encounter with a 16 foot great white shark.
While taking underwater photos, the shark lunged out of the water to bite within inches of his hand.
“I was watching Andrew Fox taking these incredible photos of great white sharks so I thought I’d try to get a shot of him getting his photo because of how close he gets to them with the fish-eye camera.”
“Holy s**t is probably the most common reaction. I see a story and a moment in the photo.”
“It’s not like watching a video. You can look at a photo and imagine what is going on. These sharks are pretty incredible animals and they need protection and minimal human impact.”