With the hypnotic movements of their caudal fins, the threshers seem to be directing the singer as they swim elegantly to the slow tempo of a beautiful Aria from Donizetti.
In 2007, we compiled a video of these amazing sharks, it was one of the first videos we uploaded here and you can still check it out. We have always wanted to make a better one! The conditions during the month of April this year in Malapascua were really good. We had exceptional visibility, calm seas, clear skies, and so lots of ambient light underwater. Although no lights or strobes are allowed at Monad Shoal, the footage is rather good, considering it was taken at dawn and at depths of up to 30 m (100 ft) with a GoPro H2.
You can have a look at our stills galleries from this trip at coralrepublic.com. Enjoy!