Fri, 14 February 2014

Cape Town photographer Jean Tresfon got these aerial shots of sharks and rays in False Bay from his Magni M16 Gyrocopter as he flew over six days ago on a beautiful summer's day. #epic #capetown #amazingphotos

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Here is an extract from Jean's Facebook page on Sunday 9th February:

Had the "sharkiest" flight ever yesterday. False Bay was alive with activity. Two small great whites near a group of kayakers at Glen Cairn, one great white and one hammerhead (yes a hammerhead!!!) in Fish Hoek bay, and fifteen great whites (mostly smaller animals) between Surfer's Corner and Sunrise Circle in Muizenberg.

There were several huge shoals of fish (yellowtail?) close to shore and the sharks were everywhere. Always interesting flying overhead and watching the sharks passing along the backline near the surfers without them realising it!

Yesterday had very little wind (at ground level anyway), very warm water and good swell pushing into the bay, with literally hundreds of people in the surf, enjoying the moment and sharing their environment with the natural inhabitants as it's meant to be done. Take note Mr. Colin Barnett, you do NOT have to remove and kill all sharks to enjoy the water!


+4 #7 JT LinksJonas 2014-02-18 11:49
Why not give the photographer some link love if you're using his work:

+3 #6 ProofRG 2014-02-17 22:34
Just proves that with so many sharks and people in the water together, shark attacks are actually extremely rare events and the idea of sharks being man eaters is completely false.

Love surfing and love sharks :)
+3 #5 Where in False BayPelicarno 2014-02-17 12:11
Where the hell in False Bay was that pic taken of about 30 sharks?
Brenda Burrell
+2 #4 MsBrenda Burrell 2014-02-17 10:15
Stunning shots - beautiful to see.
Lynleigh Greig
+4 #3 MrsLynleigh Greig 2014-02-16 22:35
Sensational photos of magnificent creatures! Thank you. With all the horrid images I've seen lately of slain sharks, it's lovely to see them happily cavorting in the Bay as it should be - surfers, swimmers and sharks sharing the water together.
terry kreef mccann
+1 #2 Where are all the Caribbean sharks?terry kreef mccann 2014-02-16 21:39
Nice images JT, I havent seen a white shark since leaving False Bay in 2012. Kinda strange here in the Caribbean, as there are no sharks?????. Overfishing by locals seems to be the problem. So, cherish the white sharks back home, they are pretty special.. and so awesome underwater!
regards fro the sailing yacht "Libertad", on route to the South Pacific
+2 #1 het jou!!Sabri 2014-02-15 16:43
geeeee wizzzz oceans alive
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