Meet spotter pilot Wayne Davis

Pilot Wayne Davis exudes a sense of modesty when you ask him about the captivating aerial photos he takes of great white sharks from his two-seater plane while hovering along the coast of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in Chatham.

“People say, ‘You take tremendous pictures,’ and I say, ‘I’m just a fish-spotter who carries a camera. No more, no less,’” said Davis in a recent interview about his work for state marine biologist Greg Skomal and the non-profit Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

“You just keep shooting, and you’ll eventually get some good shots,” he said.

Davis, it just so happens, gets a lot.

Nearly each time the conservancy shares on Facebook one of the photographs captured by Davis as he hums above the lapping waves of the Atlantic Ocean, it goes viral.

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Ashley Herriman

Ashley Herriman is the online editor for National Fisherman.

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