Several tigers sharks fed on a 1006 pound black marlin. Location was the fabulous Ribbon Reef’s off Cooktown in North Queensland. Shark in main picture was rushing at the pole camera to bite it. Marlin jumping was recorded with the then ultimate – sixty four frames per second sl0w mo.
Jocelyn E. (right picture) posed with a pair of the tigers later. This was 1975 – just prior to a shark-hunting fever inspired by a Hollywood film whose title has already been mentioned to excess.
We were guests aboard Avalon – the former and famous charter fishing vessel based at Cairns.