A Tiger Shark Eyes a Diver, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Photo by Dave Miller
Dave Miller describes this photo as almost a reunion of two "friends" – the free-diver, who is a regular diver in this area, and the tiger shark. For Miller, it was his first visit to the area, but the diver in the photo helped him get his bearings by giving him some tips. "He told me to find an out-of-the-way spot and settle down on the bottom and wait for the tigers to find you. Once you see one coming, don’t make eye contact and keep your head down."
"As I was waiting there, camera ready, I noticed out of my left eye my first encounter with a large tiger shark coming right toward me. I put my head down and pretended I didn't see him. I pre-positioned the camera pointing in front of me and waited," Miller explains. Then, as the tiger shark swam right in front of him, he snapped the photo.