This Photographer Swims with Sharks to Capture Them in Their Homes

By: Mishal Omar - May 23, 2016
References: mullerphoto & coolhunting
Known mostly for his poignant celebrity portraits, Michael Muller is a photographer recognized for capturing animals in their natural habitats and his latest shark photography series further proves that.

The photographer uses a strobe lighting system that he created and patented himself, resulting in unique shots that use light to create his poignant imagery. The goal of his shark photography is to cast these endangered species in a different light and show how vulnerable their current position in the ocean is. The ethical and engaging photography captures these creatures in an intimate way -- invoking a variety of emotions in the viewer including apprehension and awe.

To achieve his effects and images, the photography gets 'up-close and personal' with these animals, further disproving the common misconception that sharks are a dangerous species to humans. In most cases, it is the other way around.