DARK SHARKS | Light Rays
Photographer Karen Glaser - Dark Sharks and Light Rays are photographed in places that remind me of “Western Kansas”. Water still covers most of the planet: sharks and rays have been swimming on this Earth for eons. These creatures are closely related and prehistoric, so are the waters in which they swim. However, my locations, in Pacific waters off the Americas, though remote (one destination takes 32-36 hours to reach by boat), are deeply affected by many modern threats including: over fishing, illegal fishing, and shark fining. The shark population is plummeting and rays are following suit. It is not inconceivable to think they might follow the dinosaur into extinction.
These photographs are not the typical slicked up representation of the underwater worlds often found in scuba magazines. For example, the Dark Sharks are rendered in a way that is kindred to that of cave paintings. Read More →