I got this response from the person who says he took the photos that I posted in this blog.
Here is what he said: "Hello Martin,
I am the owner of those images and I was very surprised to see them on
the blog article you posted. I would like to ask you to immediatly
remove them from the web as well as the comments that concerns them-
which dont correspond to the reality in that specific situation. The
person who is facing the shark had to push the shark away as it was a
very intrusive personality and he touched it as little as he could and
the dive was aborted immediatly.
I don't want the images to be used in a provocative way when they don't
reflect the reality of what happened. And I especially don't condone or
encourage physical contacts with sharks, but in this specific instance,
it could not be avoided by the diver- as I said, he got out of the water
right away after the occurence.
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon,
I removed the pictures from the blog at his request. When posting the pictures, I linked the source, which is a blog, discussing what's going on at Isla Guadalupe, which I believed to be covered under the fair use of a picture. I'm sorry for the mix up.
As to how Jean Marie Ghislain describes the incident, it confirms my statements, that diving outside of the cages is a bad idea. It's not the shark that was intrusive, I mean, it is in his own space. It's the divers that were intruding into the sharks home! Aside from it being a bad idea to go outside the cages, it is also illegal!
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