Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Shark Fishing postcards

Something a little more irreverent for this post: a selection of vintage shark fishing postcards from around the world. 
Even today, when so much of the wild world has been tamed, sharks are one of the few creatures who strike fear into nearly everyone, and their willingness to attack humans shows no signs of abating. There's something heroic about these fishermen and mariners from another age who have battled and caught these big beasts, often with the most rudimentary gear. Of course the sepia-tinged images add to the nostalgia, and although there are many recent postcards and photographs out there of similar scenes, they don't have the same power, or elicit the same sense of awe and admiration as these haphazardly composed, faded snapshots from the past.

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