Sunday, April 27, 2008
What a shocker to get a call early Friday morning of a fatal shark attack off the coast in Solana Beach, CA. This is an area where there is virtually no seal or sea lion activity or basically any reason for a 12 -20 foot Great White shark to be searching for a meal. David Martin, 66 a seasoned tri-athlete was swimming early that morning when he suffered on large bite across both legs which caused him to bleed to death. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I got several letters from around the country stating how tacky it was of me to exploit these family members agony(above photo). As a photographer, it is not something I I enjoy doing but I think it's important to put a human face to this tragedy. It shows readers in far away places that real people were being affected and not just some tabloid fodder.