An Australian spear fisherman uses an aggressive and daring strategy to ward off a massive great white shark.
Spearfishing for big game fish is inherently dangerous. You aren’t above water in the relative safety of a boat or dock; you’re swimming in predator territory, and often times with sharks. So in situations like this encounter captured by Trevor Ketchion off Queensland, Australia, it’s best to act like you are the predator.
Ketchion was wading near the surface when he spotted a massive great white shark lurking below his legs. Rather than swim away from the shark, Ketchion swam straight for it and jabbed it with his speargun; a tactic many spear fishermen use to assert their dominance among predatory fish and sharks. Lucky for Ketchion, the aggressive strategy worked and the shark slowly swam off into the blue.
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