Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Bruce My Big Blue Buddy

Last Friday while I was sitting on the Wellington waterfront I had a friend come visit me. From what I understand he is a blue shark and possibly an older juvenile. Needless to say he gave me a rather large fright when he suddenly appeared right in front of me. 


Blue sharks usually like the clear deep blue water but this guy seemed pretty happy cruising the shore line. I wonder if the beautiful hot weather has brought him out.It appeared that he had been caught in a line at some point as you could see some fishing line trailing down his body from his mouth. He's made multiple appearances in the days since, and some people even managed to cut the line that was attached to the hook. 


On Monday I went back out, with my camera at the ready to see if he would make another appearance. Low and behold he popped up and I managed to get a few photos, people then followed him down the waterfront as he drifted along. Last night he was on the national news and he's also been featured in the paper.

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17 comments:

  1. Awwww... He's looking for friends I am sure. So lovely to see wildlife like this. And beautiful water colours too.

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  2. Awesome blue shark. You're so lucky to see him close while you aren't swimming.
    Wonderful shots.
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  3. Thrilling experience for you! I love the colour of the water.

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  4. What an adventure to see a blue shark right up close like you did and to go back again you are brave. Awesome! Hope someone will cut off all the fishing line off of this wonderful blue shark.
    JM, IL-U.S.A.

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  5. wonderful capture of the shark. how neat to see one so close.

    your first images of the scenery is gorgeous.

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  6. Seems like he is very happy with his new home

    Mollyxxx

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  7. Awww - nice to see people helping out the shark.

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  8. Wow, he must have been curious.

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  9. Very cool, glad someone got the fishing line off him.

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  10. He's (she's?) a beauty and you've captured him brilliantly. Well done!

    Have a great weekend.

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  11. WOW! What a find adn great that you got a photograph of the Shark. Have a lovely weekend.

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  12. Oh wow, he is close to the shore.. I hope no one was swimming there.. Awesome shot. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  13. Beautiful shots. I like your shark buddy.

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  14. Cool sighting! I'm glad they got the fishing line off him.

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  15. That's a great photo of your blue friend.

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