For Shark Week: My Close Encounters with Sharks…

…are not nearly as exciting as one may think.

I mean, they were just sitting there. Of course I was careful not to make any sudden movements but still, basically they were just minding their own business.

whitetip shark, Tubbataha

whitetip shark, Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. May 2010

But who am I kidding, of course I was excited! They’re sharks!

However, the next time I encountered sharks, it wasn’t exciting. It was sad. Continue reading