Don’t let the peaceful beginning fool you; this video features one of the most terrifying encounters imaginable. Patagonia ambassador Kimi Werner recalls the moment when she encountered a great white shark.
Most of us would hear the Jaws theme song pounding in our heads, and we’d frantically get out of the water. Not Werner, she does what only a professional can. She taps into her experience and makes a rational decision.
It’s just three feet away, but she reads the shark’s body language. Fins out, swimming slowly, the shark appears totally chill. So Werner does what seems suicidal; she swims toward it.
And for a moment, the fearsome myth of Jaws is forgotten.