How far will you go to get the perfect photo? Would you go face-to-face with a lion for an excellent wildlife photo?
Well, this is what Captain John Moore did, miles off the shore in South Florida, to get an incredible snap of a massive shark. Moore is a boat captain with the longtime-running diving company, Florida Shark Diving. Recently, he came face-to-face with a bull shark – which is known to be one of the most aggressive sharks in the ocean and is, perhaps, the world's most dangerous shark.
The 55-year-old diver snapped jaw-dropping photos of what appeared to be an oversized pregnant bull shark. Moore was just fingertips away from the bull shark, so close, in fact, that he could witness its yellow-tinted eyes and razor-sharp teeth for himself.
Moore, who is an experienced diver, photographer, and conservation advocate, shares his close-up pictures of sharks on his Instagram page, which shows the shark feeding off the coast of Jupiter.
Moore described his encounter with a massive bull shark saying: "She came powering right up through the bulls. She was super dominant, just right in the forefront of everything."
According to stats, Florida has the highest concentration of large sharks along its surrounding coastline. Florida has become one of the most well known places to dive with sharks, as there are sharks present year-round. Bull sharks are often found in packs, range from 5-14 feet and can weigh over 1,500 pounds.
Moore’s normal day on the job consists of exhilarating adventures off the coast of Jupiter, which usually starts with a look at the current sea conditions and the forecast.
Imagine coming face-to-face with such a huge predator with only a camera in hand? Moore's photos soon went viral, and social media couldn't get enough of the thrilling experience.
You can check out more of the amazing photos here.