This amazing encounter between a diver and a big bull shark occurred off the coast of Jupiter, Florida. The man even succeeded in photographing the terrifying monster and posting a number of them online.
John Moore – a photographer and marine life enthusiast – was free-diving when came across the giant shark.
Though the 55-year-old diver had plenty of encounters with sharks, this one was by far the biggest he has ever seen. The shark, a pregnant female, was searching prey close to the surface alongside other bull sharks.
The photographer said, “She was a girl who was unnaturally huge.” She had clearly not skipped any meals, making her pregnancy quite plausible. Throughout our dive, she came boldly straight up to me and was a really dominant shark.
Moore has later shared the incredible snaps on Instagram, where he constantly post photos of the sharks he encounters while diving!
“Up close and personal inspection of the very impressive serrated teeth of a large female Bull shark,” he wrote.
“A fish had grabbed the chunk of bait and run toward me for cover, before getting scared and dropping the chunk. This set me up for a shot that’s even too close for my 20mm lens.”
The bull sharks aren’t the nicest sharks to encounter, so even though Moore has a lot of experience with them, this wasn’t the most pleasant experience for him.
In actuality, this species is among the most deadly sharks, along with great white and tiger sharks. These enormous beings can reach heights of 11 feet and weigh up to 1,500 pounds with ease.