How to take great shark pictures

There’s no doubt that sharks have come a long way since JAWS, but they still suffer something of an image crisis. Shark week does a good job of championing these fantastic beasts, ┬ábut we haven’t quite got away from the ‘don’t go into the water’ mentality.

So, what can we do to shift this ingrained perception of sharks? Taking beautiful pictures is definitely a good place to start – and National Geographic photojournalist Brian Skerry knows a thing or two about that.

Brian told me about his work in a Naked Scientists/Naked Oceans interview. I asked him how he goes about capturing the true nature of sharks in his award-winning images.

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