Fearless divers hand feed the ‘most dangerous of all sharks’
These stunning images capture the moment daredevil divers hand feed some of the world’s most dangerous SHARKS.
Surrounded by hammerheads and oceanic white tips the fearless feeders gracefully give the swarming sharks a BITE to eat.
Photographer Jan Phillip Morton captured the divers who wore protective chainmail suits designed to prevent sharks’ teeth from piercing the skin in case of an accidental nibble.
Observers are placed at a safe distance with front row seats for the heart-racing show.
Though the shots may look dangerous, Jan, 46, insisted everything possible is done to make sure the feeds are carried out in a safe environment.
The snapper, who lives in Nassau, Bahamas, said: “Sharks are the apex predators of the seas and oceans who throughout the years have taken on a fierce and unjustified reputation.
“When visited underwater these creatures are curious and remarkably gentle.
“Shark numbers are declining rapidly through human activity and overfishing and although controversial, shark feeds are an excellent way to educate people on the subject of shark conservation and ocean health.
“Shark feeding is not something anyone should try on their own without the proper training.
“It is a dangerous activity best left to professionals.”
According to renowned oceanographer Jacques Cousteau oceanic whitetips should be considered as ‘the most dangerous of all sharks’.
The reason for this theory is large numbers of shark deaths have been attributed to whitetips due to their presence around the likes of shipwrecks and aircraft crashes.