This is the finest underwater photobomb ever involving a frogfish and a shark!
And as an added bonus, it’s also a fun lesson on how you can miss what’s most important if you concentrate too much on the small stuff.
(or if you look at it from a different perspective, how you can enjoy a different perspective when you took underwater footage of your dive!)
Meet scuba instructor Daniel Windberg
Meet Daniel Windberg, a fellow German and professional scuba instructor here in Kona.
For many years he has been guiding dive groups enthusiastically – and introducing many people to the beautiful underwater world. He usually takes his underwater camera with him to capture photos and videos of the incredible marine life that can be found here around Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Last Sunday, his divers requested to see a shark which prompted the boat captain to park the boat at the dive site “Suck’m’up”. The underwater topography there is spectacular with an underwater lava tube in shallow water. A whitetip reef shark is also often seen right at the entry.
Let me turn it over to Daniel to tell the story of what happened next…
Sunday fun day – read the story before watching 🙂
Today,my divers said they want to see a shark, okay, let’s try Suck’m’up…
After the dive my divers said “That was an awesome dive, the shark at the end was great!!!”
Me: “You saw a shark? I did not… I think that was a white tip reef shark… I am happy that you guys saw the shark…”
Jason: “Yeah, when you were looking at the frogfish”
10 min later on the boat, I showed them something in the fishbook…
Eric: “Can you show us the shark we saw?”
Me: “Of course, that is a white tip reef shark, we see them usually at the lava tube…”
Eric and the others: “No! That was not the shark we saw! This shark was bigger and had white dots”.
I showed them the picture of a whale shark…
The group: “YES! That is the shark we saw”
At home, I checked my video…
LoL – that made my day!
Now after reading the background story… watch the shark underwater photobomb video below!
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff?
Hahaha, what a hilarious moment!! A shark underwater photobomb like this is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence…
Even though he is a professional guide with countless hours underwater using his camera, Daniel accidentally missed the whale shark swimming by while he concentrated on filming the much smaller frogfish. He only realized it much later, when he watched the video again after the dive.
The underwater world is full of beautiful surprises. You just never know what is going to swim by at any moment! 🙂