This week, ESPN The Magazine senior writer David Fleming is visiting various NFL training camps hunting his usual quarry – informative but unusual stories.
For instance, his feature in The Mag’s “Football Issue” this month focuses on the variety of ways NFL quarterbacks grip the pigskin.
But recently off the coast of the island nation of Maldives in the Indian Ocean, Fleming and his family were subjects of a gripping story involving swimming with filter and nurse sharks.
These sharks have reputations for being harmless – though there are exceptions, as ABC’s Good Morning America has reported.
So this excursion did have some elements of danger.
“It was probably more than an hour, but it felt like five minutes,” Fleming said. “To attract the sharks, the guides occasionally put food in the water. I know, totally nuts!”
With this swimming with the fishes experience, Fleming’s more than ready to handle future encounters with the likes of, say, the Miami Dolphins. Fleming shared some photos, video and observations with Front Row.