Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Great White Sharks and Martin Graf at Isla Guadalupe

Liquid Predation - Martin Graf 2011
For the past decade on the back deck of the M/V Horizon has stood dive operations manager and shark fin-actic, Martin Graf.

Martin is "Isla Guadalupe" and also one of the planets top shark operations managers. You don't get to a decade of day-to-day white shark operations if you're not that good at what you do.

Martin is that good.

This image was shot during the 2011 white shark season at Isla Guadalupe and when we looked for its pedigree we were not surprised to discover that it was one of Martins.

Every once in a while he actually gets some quality cage time in between taking care of divers and gear and the daily grind of 420 round trip miles to the island and back.

When Martin does get cage time magic ensues.

Nice shot mate, we'll see you for season eleven this August!