Get out of the water, Shark Week is here! (I had to make on “Jaws” joke)
The annual gore-fest known as Shark Week is finally upon us and everyone from selachimorpha enthusiasts to people who just like watching animals brutally kill each other are strapped to their couches, hoping to satiate their yearly blood-lust.
For those of you who just can’t get enough, this year Discovery Channel has introduced a live Shark Cam on their site so you can watch at work. Here are some photo highlights from last night and instructions for how to stream Shark Cam at the office
This year’s seal-chomping frenzy began with the premiere of Ultimate Air Jaws (the sequal to both Air Jaws and Air Jaw 2) directed by Jeff Kurr along with expert Chris Fallows. This show isn’t for the faint of heart. They filmed great white sharks eating seals, jumping into the air, munching on cameras and swimming dangerously close to the shore. I know they were trying to inform people about the true power and beauty of the animals, but it’s hard to empathize when an 18-foot shark flies 2 meters into the air with a shredded seal in its mouth.
The way they get the sharks to go into frenzy-mode for the camera is pretty simple.
It goes something like this:
Pretty simple. The show got a little monotonous—frankly even boring, but the ultra slow-motion shots were pretty entertaining. Plus there’s something about a scientist getting overly excited about an animal killing something in the worst way possible that is hilarious/disturbing.
After the enthralling Ultimate Air Jaws, a semi-informative show titled Into The Shark Bite aired, which revealed one of the most terrifying eventualities I can imagine: An under-water cave full of sharks! You thought caves were already creepy, well how about one full of sharks and eels and you can’t see a damn thing around you? I’d never do that in a million years, but luckily I don’t have to because the Discovery Channel already found some dopes to do it. Here’s some shots from my own personal hell:
Shark Week has just begun, and the the entire week will be full of scientists worshiping the killing power of sharks, while Craig Ferguson makes his not-so-witty remarks. One feature of this year’s Shark Week that I enjoy is the Shark Cam feed. They’re piping in live video from the “Ocean Voyager” exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Ga and will feature live, daily events like feedings and sharks just swimming around. Sounds better than watching oil spill into the Gulf, if you ask me. So enjoy, and feel like a shark by enjoying some sushi.
Check out the live feed here (link).