As a photographer, you'd hope that you get noticed for your work and become popular for your great shots. But commercial abalone diver and photographer Luke Thom got more than what he bargained for, as he was trying to get the perfect shot hoping to capture the extreme danger all on camera.
He said “I was watching Andrew Fox taking these incredible photos of Great White sharks so I thought I’d try to get a shot of him getting his photo because of how close he gets to them with the fish-eye camera.
“'Holy s***' is probably the most common reaction. I see a story and a moment in the photo. It’s not like watching a video.
"You can look at a photo and imagine what is going on."
“These sharks are pretty incredible animals and they need protection and minimal human impact.”
Also watch the video when a whale protects a diver from a shark caught on camera.