Bull sharks in murky water, video show reel


Video footage of bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in murky water
I had to put this together for a submission to a production company, so I thought I'd post it here. Despite all the time I've spent in the water with sharks, I've only had bull shark encounters a handful of times. I was once rammed by one in mid-water, which was very exciting, but most of my encounters have involved me holding my breath trying to get close to them.

The exceptions were encounters at Beqa Lagoon in Fiji, and at Walker's Cay in the Bahamas, which were prolonged and close. This footage is all from Walker's Cay, where the water can get quite murky when stirred up. It was shot in 2006 with a Sony Z1u HDV camcorder in a Light & Motion Bluefin underwater housing and was one of the first times I took a video camera into the water.