Our first encounter with a dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus) occurred in South Africa in the waters just outside of Port St. Johns. We were there nine days to photograph the famous sardine run. As sharks take part in devouring the bait balls of fish created by the common dolphin we were hoping to photograph the dusky shark as well as spinner shark for the first time.
Unfortunately, we did not photograph a dusky during the fish bait ball event as they were largely spinner sharks involved. However, we did have one encounter with a dusky near the chase boat. We got in the water and captured a few shots of this new species of shark for us. It is always exciting to see and photograph a new species of shark for the first time.