Bull sharks are often considered to be the most dangerous sharks to humans because of their aggressive tendencies, according to the National Wildlife Federation.
JUPITER, FLORIDA A Florida diver got up close and personal with one of the ocean’s most dangerous predators: the bull shark.
Captain John Moore was free diving off the coast of Jupiter when he came face to face with the enormous creature.
“A fish grabbed the chunk of bait and ran toward me for cover before becoming scared and dropping the chunk.” Moore wrote on Instagram, “This set me up for a shot that’s even too close for my 20mm lens.”
The photos show the shark’s razor-sharp teeth and yellow-tinted eyes.
The 55-year-old diver said it was a pregnant female shark that’s likely overweight because of the influx of baitfish this time of year, according to CBS 12.
“She came powering right up through the bulls,” Moore told the news station. “She was super dominant, just right in the forefront of everything.”
Moore heads up local operations at Florida Shark Diving off the coast of Jupiter, known for taking visitors on thrilling shark dives.
As you can see from his Instagram page, Moore is no stranger to a close shark encounter.
Bull sharks are often considered to be the most dangerous sharks to humans because of their aggressive tendencies and ability to migrate up rivers, according to the National Wildlife Foundation.
The organization says bull sharks live in coastal waters all over the world but can be found off the East Coast of the United States and in the Gulf of Mexico.