LOCATION: Papua New Guinea

STORY: “Oh George, how I miss you!!! I try so hard to not over-anthropomorphize my fishy friends, but in the case of my old friend George, I just couldn’t help it. For 18 months, I explored this one particular seamount a few times per week, and he was always there, following me like a puppy. Sometimes I’d be focused on a different subject, and turn around to find those awesome fangs just inches from my face, like he was staring down my earlobe. I expect people to think I’m nuts, and I can see why they say that – after all, a full-grown 6’+ great barracuda could easily take my hand off, but he never showed any sign of aggression – and he was always just as interested in me, as I was in him. Miss ya, buddy!” –Gug