Shark! is a landmark collection of images, the first to treat these magnificent and much-maligned lords of the sea as subjects of photographic art. World- renowned underwater photographer over 25 years and traveled from the Gulf of Maine to the reefs of Australia, and from South Africa to the Irish Sea to produce the images that grace this unique volume. Many of the photographs are lyrically beautiful; others depict the drama of close encounters between sharks and humans. Some present animals so rare that few marine scientists have ever seen them alive. Others bring more familiar species to life in new and unexpected ways, showcasing their strength and dignity, and establishing their credentials as ambassadors from their watery realm.