WEB DESK: When you own a pet, you nurture them with all affection and care. Their tiny faces make you feel aww, everytime you look at them, whether its a cat or dog or whatever.
Plus, holding, feeding and sleeping with pets will become a routine once you got one. But have you ever thought to show such kind of love to world’s most feared creature, Shark? Does this sound strange? It is, but a shark diver, Steve Dee thinks, they are ‘cute puppies’.
He spends his holiday diving with sharks across world. Isn’t it dangerously strange?
Here are pictures that were taken under water with Dee’s ‘cute puppies’.
Swapping the beach for the deep blue: Steve Dee, who lives in New Jersey, spends his holidays diving with sharks – in the photograph above, one of his friends stands stroking the tail of a giant tiger shark.
Grub’s up! A great white bolts past Mr Dee with a tasty chunk of flesh between its razor-sharp teeth.
Looking up: Most recently, the intrepid swimmer was in Bimini in the Bahamas diving with hammerheads.
My, what big teeth you have! The full-time psychotherapist describes the sharp-toothed creatures as nothing but ‘cute water puppies’ – above, a 14-foot tiger shark named Emma.
Starting young: Mr Dee said that his love affair with the water started as a child, as he had a bicoastal upbringing between New Jersey and California.
Tiger sharks swim up close to the camera in the hope of some food, the shark species is one of the largest in the world.
On the move: A hammerhead shark turns away from the camera, showing its gills and and underbelly to Mr Dee.
Lookalike: The tiger shark gets its name from the dark stripes down its body which resemble a tiger’s stripe pattern.
Mesmerised: Mr Dee sits on the sea floor with a group of divers as they watch tiger sharks circle their boat.
Danger, danger: Mr Dee hopes his photography will help to foster shark conservation efforts – many shark species are threatened by commercial fishing, finning and global warming.
A great white shark opens its mouth wide as it tries to catch some food, this shot was taken off the coast of Mexico.