Marine artist K.C. Scott spends much of his time fishing and diving, which fuels his visions for his breathtaking natural renditions of the marine environment. K.C. operates his studio in Jupiter, Florida, but travels the world chasing fish and inspiration for his amazing underwater art.
Check out this awesome video of K.C. and friends spearfishing around a pack of sharks.
Q: What’s the biggest shark you’ve ever caught?
A: The largest shark I have ever caught is probably a 10-foot tiger under the Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon.
Q: What’s the biggest you’ve seen?
A: The biggest shark I have ever seen was off the corner in the Bahamas while we were tuna fishing. I couldn’t make out the species but it was easily over 15 feet long and 4 feet wide as it swam under the boat.
Q: Where have you seen the most sharks?
A: The most was while diving of Palm Beach; we had at least 30 bull sharks swimming around us.
Q: Have you ever been bitten?
A: Fortunately I have never been bitten!
Q: What is your favorite bait for sharks?
A: My favorite is a bloody bonita.
Q: What species would you call your favorite?
A: My favorite is the great white, with the hammerhead a close second.
Q: What is your least favorite shark?
A: I have two types that I despise, the bull shark and silky. Both are always sizing me up and trying to find a way to get a taste.
Q: Please tell the story of your most memorable shark encounter?
A: My most memorable shark encounter was my first time blue water spearfishing about 5 years ago off Key West. There were two of us together and we had chased a school of tuna quite a ways from the boat. It was late in the day and there had been aggressive bull sharks around us all day. All of a sudden it was like someone rang the dinner bell and sharks were surrounding and charging us from every direction. We yelled for the boat that was over 150 yards away and kicked and poked the sharks away. Fortunately for us the boat made it in time and we got out before the sharks got us. I believe if we would have stayed in the water for another couple of minutes they would have.