Into the wild
Dhritiman Mukherjee is already a legend in wildlife photography, but his quest for that sense of wonder remains as pure as ever
He has just come out of a dive when I call him. Every morning for 10 days now, he tells me, he has been swimming with the bull sharks in Fiji’s Pacific Harbour, about 45km from the capital, Suva. Bull sharks are considered the most dangerous among sharks, more so than the infamous great white, and both these species, along with a third—tiger sharks—are historically the species most likely to attack humans. One of them crashed into him this morning, he says, adding, “Nothing happened". I begin to say, ‘Yes, indeed, thank God’, when I realize he is talking about the safety of his equipment, not his own.