Great white, False Bay, South Africa, August 2013
Muller: "Since no one had ever seen a great white breach at night, and nobody had ever filmed or photographed one, we weren't even sure if sharks breached at night ... but I had a hunch. I just felt it in my gut."
"We went out every day at 3:30 a.m. and hit the sea. Day after day no breach until the sun came up and then the sea would come to life. On the last day I got the whole crew to pray with me, believing we would witness the night breach and capture it for all the world to see. It was a foggy morning. Trying to focus all day on a small part of the sea is hard enough, but doing it in pitch black is next to impossible.
"Then it happened - with about an hour to go before the sun came up, we had our first breach! Unfortunately, I was too excited and took the photo prematurely, which is almost worse than not getting the shot at all. Within thirty seconds the same shark breached again and hit the decoy, this time even harder, and completely came out of the water. I got the shot. To capture a moment that no one has ever seen is one of the highlights of my career."