A group of intrepid divers has taken on the task of hand-feeding some of the world’s deadliest sharks, including hammerheads and oceanic white tips, in a remarkable display of fearlessness.
Photographer Jan Phillip Morton captured these stunning close-up images of the divers offering fish to the sharks on skewers.
Clad in chainmail suits to protect against potential bites, the divers conducted this heart-pounding activity while observers maintained a safe distance.
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Despite the apparent danger, Morton, 46, emphasized that all necessary precautions were taken to ensure a secure environment.
Living in Nassau, Bahamas, Morton explained that sharks have long been unfairly maligned as apex predators of the seas and oceans.
Contrary to popular belief, these creatures are often curious and gentle when encountered “ed underwater.
Morton acknowledged that shark feeding is controversial but argued that it could effectively educate people abo”t shark conservation and ocean health.
He warned that shark feeding is a dangerous activity that professionals with proper training should only attempt.
Famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau once described oceanic white tips as “the most dangerous of all sharks,” primarily because they have been linked to numerous fatalities near shipwrecks and aircraft crashes.
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