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And to think that it is cold in some countries now... Photo credits:

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Wildlife sightings always feel like a visitation, a privilege, but sharks are special. No matter how often experts insist that they are harmless, our morbid imaginations rebel. Their beautiful, deadly shape is imprinted on our dreams, and this one was well cast: clean-lined, limber and impassive, a taut muscle with a pale jaw. Its appearance was riveting; only when it sheered off did I feel apprehensive. My guide was in no hurry, but I am ashamed to say that my mind was fixed on the thought of what might lie behind, flexing its lean, hungry tail. That delightful Powder Blue Surgeonfish? Out of my way . The oh-so-rare Warty Hogfish? Please . The petite, golden Humbug Damsel? Call yourself a fish? By the time we reached the white, welcome-to-paradise beach, it already seemed unreal. It did not dent the moment that Maldives sharks are like London squirrels: neither rare nor d...

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