Great White Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

It’s the animal we know as JAWS, and has quite a reputation for attacking people. I’m Jonathan Bird and this is shark academy! This is the Great White Shark. The Great White Shark! Not to be confused with the wimpy White Shark, or the Mediocre White Shark, which are two distinct sub-species of the Great […]

Basking sharks and Lampreys | JONATHAN BIRD’S BLUE WORLD

About, ten years ago before we began production of Jonathan’s Birds Blue World I was up in the Bay of Fundy, Canada, photographing Basking Sharks, which are the second largest fish on earth. I noticed that all the sharks had these long slimy, skinny fish stuck to their skin. I didn’t know what they where, […]

Whale Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

It’s the size of a whale but it’s actually the world’s largest fish! I’m Jonathan Bird and this is shark academy! Well as shark experts of course you all know that sharks are fish. The whale shark is not only the world’s largest shark…it’s the world’s largest fish, and it’s called a whale shark because […]

Diver meets huge Pacific Wolf Eel

There! Sticking just its head out from its den, a fully-grown male Wolfeel stares at my camera. Nearby, a younger one, with darker coloration, also curious what I’m up to, but not about to come out. Both have prominent teeth, just like the Atlantic Wolffish, but they appear just as docile. Soon, I turn back […]

Thresher Shark | SHARK ACADEMY

The tall tail on this shark is no fish tale! It’s a shark tail, and it kinda is tall. I’m Jonathan Bird and this is Shark Academy! The Thresher shark has a ridiculously long tail. And for the longest time, everybody’s been trying to figure out why. You see, in nature, things don’t evolve for […]

Greenland Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

It’s the northernmost shark species, thriving in the chilly waters of the North Atlantic, and its flesh is poisonous! I’m Jonathan Bird and this is Shark Academy. Greenland Sharks mostly eat fish but they sometimes catch seals, and a few odd animals have been found in their stomachs, including a reindeer–an entire reindeer in the […]


Hi, I’m Jonathan Bird and welcome to my world! The whale shark is the largest fish in the sea. And it would take an enormous aquarium to hold a whale shark. I’m here at the Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the world, but they don’t have a whale shark….they have four! The Georgia Aquarium […]