Fascinated since childhood by sharks, Euan Rannachan now exploits all his skills behind the camera to show the power and the majesty of these predators. While he has been diving with sharks for long hours, the photographer would never have imagined the picture of his life. His recent trip to Guadalupe Island will remain etched in his memory forever. And for sure ... He took the extraordinary photograph of a shark that goes back to the surface. It does not remind you of anything?
Almost identical to the movie poster "Jaws", The picture is sensation. Taken while standing a little over ten meters deep - safe in a metal cage - Rannachan immortalized a great White shark in a rather familiar pose. Fans will only see the striking resemblance to the iconic movie poster. Directed by the artist Roger Kastelit has become over the years one of the most famous posters of the cinema. For the photographer, to be able to take the shot that perfectly reflects the classic image is a dream come true. We let you judge for yourself:
Euan Rannachan's photo
When we know how muchJaws"Is a film appreciated by movie lovers, we are not surprised by thestir what caused the photo ... All this attention allowed Euan Rannachan to share his passion with a much wider audience. Still, he did not think he took the picture:
This is a picture that many of my shark loving friends, including myself, have been trying to take for years. I felt like I had it, but things went so fast that all I could do was prepare for the next pass if there was to be one. It was only much later that night, when I backed up, that I saw that I had it - and especially that it was in focus.
The photographer sincerely hopes to change the a priori of the public towards these incredible squales. For him, the most important thing is protect and continue to observe them: "I think what will always excite me is how powerful and precise they can be, while being completely under control. It's amazing to see a 1,300-kilogram animal approaching its target, making a tail move, speeding up and spinning as if nothing had happened."So would you be going for a deep water ride accompanied by some sharks?
Imagined by: Euan Rannachan