All it would take is for the theme song from ‘Jaws’ to pop in my head while swimming in the ocean for a split second and I’d haul my you-know-what back to shore like I was Michael Phelps in the Olympics.
And if I lived in the Carolinas right now, I’d probably just chill on the beach with a Corona and lime, according to a recent CBS This Morning report.
Terrifying up close yet majestic at a distance, the Great White Shark is one of nature’s most feared and admired predators. Look no further than the national fandom surrounding the Discovery Channel’s annual television installment of ‘Shark Week.’
And what’s wild about the news story above is that when a shark is brought onto a boat without water to move around, it provides the scientists and viewers remarkable insight up close and personal with a fish we’d never hope to be in open water with during our lifetime. Looking at a living and breathing shark at a close distance is a paralyzing feeling, even through a video clip.
Just an incredible project by Ocearch.
Random Thought: What is a shark thinking when it’s brought onto a boat by people, like those on the Ocearch team.
Anyways, I recall watching a documentary about the 1975 summer blockbuster ‘Jaws’ in which director Steven Spielberg explains why he won’t go swimming in the ocean as he’s standing with Richard Dreyfuss (Matt Hooper) on the edge of a beach.
“They know I made this movie.”
And I’d like to think Mr. Spielberg has saved countless lives because he made his summer blockbuster more than four decades ago.
Incredible. Terrifying. Breathtaking.
Allow yourself to escape for just 13 minutes to watch freediver Guillaume Néry escape underwater into parts of various oceans most of us consider to be unknown territory in his short film ‘One Breath Around the World.’ If for nothing else, witness what fearful serenity looks like in this brand new project in concert with National Geographic that, once again, affirms its reputation of visually capturing the limits of what’s possible in new and daring ways.
In some circles, the belief is that perception can be more real than reality. A valid point. Does ‘One Breath Around the World’ challenge that notion?
If Guillaume Néry’s adventurous freediving into the various depths of the world’s oceans doesn’t get your heart racing with adrenaline and imagination for how you can apply his underwater explorations to your life, then I don’t know what will.
One thing I do know is that Mr. Néry may soon be receiving an offer to join Jason Momoa in the ‘Aquaman’ sequel.
This is one of those blog posts in which a
picture video says a thousand words.
And a few skipped heartbeats.
Watching a GoPro’s crystal-clear footage of Ocean Ramsey and a great white shark sailing off into the deep blue sea is the perfect visual for confronting one’s fear with courage and (necessarily careful) precision.
A gigantic, terrifying fear with jaws.