Image: Luke Thom, Naturalist Charters Most people would bolt when faced with a great white shark, but not this Australian filmmaker. Riggs, who has his own production company Riggs Australia, said it was not unusual for the curious creatures to come up and see what is going on. He said although the shark appeared aggressive, it did not pose any immediate danger.
Dave Riggs was filming a documentary on sharks around the Neptune Islands, near South Australia, when this fine creature decided to pop up and say “cheese.” A deckhand with Naturalist Charters and film crew assistant, Luke Thom, was there to capture the moment.
“Basically it’s a very curious great white shark,” Riggs told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. “She was around 15 foot long, and wasn’t being aggressive, believe it or not, but certainly looks like it in that image. But that’s how they assess their surroundings.”
The filmmaker, who often captures wildlife in its habitat using remote imaging systems such as drones, drift cameras and remotely operated underwater vehicles, says this image shows a magnificent creature that needs to be protected. Filmmaker comes face-to-face with grinning great white shark