Picture in the middle - Me in the shark cage, I was 6 inches away from the face of a Great White Shark. Incredible! This was taken in the infamous "Shark Alley" where they film Shark Week every year. We saw 5 different Great Whites in the 3+ hours we were on the water. We got some great underwater footage with a GoPro camera too.
Picture to the right - This monster came rushing up from below us and was going after the fake seal that they were dangling around to attract the sharks. Look how intense this picture is!!! My wife took the picture when I was in the cage, so I missed this guy coming up from below because I was looking at another shark on the other side of the cage.
Picture to the left- These are some of the animals we saw on our Safari, each picture was taken with our camera and I patched them into a collage. We did see about 10 hippos too, I forgot to add them into the picture. We also saw wild baboons down by the Cape of Good Hope, wandering beach ostriches, and visited a different beach where you can wade with cute little African penguins. I think we took about 1,000 pictures on the trip.
If you ever get the chance to visit South Africa - do it! One of the most amazing experiences of my life, other than the dreaded LONG flight home.
-Mr. Rob Geertsen