Thursday, October 3, 2013

Video: Julie Andersen Freedives with Oceanic Whitetip Shark

Shark Angel Julie Andersen swims with oceanic whitetip shark
In a video titled Black Swan, Julie Andersen, who is the founder of Shark Angels, engages in freedive 'dance' with a nine foot oceanic whitetip shark.  The purpose of the encounter was to help dispel the whitetip's reputation  as being a man eater and as being one of the most dangerous of all sharks.

We had previously posted a color version of this video which featured Ms. Andersen swimming with the whitetip mixed with segments of commentary from Ms. Andersen.  But in this version, we only see her and the shark and it is set in a black & white format which clearly sets a more dramatic tone.  It is quite visually stunning.

You can learn more about the work of Shark Angels via their website: http://sharkangels.org/

The video was posted on Vimeo by Built by Wildman and is 2:12 in length.
Photo is a screenshot.