In this MADE BEAUTIFUL BY NATURE story, Mike Bhana, "The Shark Guy" smashes the myths behind these extraordinary creatures of the sea..
"I have worked with sharks for 26 years and still have all my fingers and toes. I am happy to get in the water with whites, with tigers, bulls or makos. Most of the time I will do that without a cage. It’s about understanding the animals and respecting them. Some people are really good with working with dogs and I am good with working with sharks. A good dog handler understands that a dog can sense fear and is looking at where you are putting yourself in the hierarchy next to them. Sharks are the same. When a shark first sees you, they are simply trying to work out what you are. Their first reaction is to answer a simple question - are you a predator or are you prey? To answer that question, they are looking for signs and signals you give off to understand which one of those you are.”
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