Sean Havas’s shark allure

His hands punctuate in the air as he breaks down the misconceptions people have about the aquatic predators. “Everyone has this concept that sharks are mindless killers,” he says. “It’s simply not the case. They need blubber. They need high-quality meat. We’re just skin and bones.”

Havas’ pitch on sharks might be a little unsettling at first — until he shows you his photographs.

The noted underwater photographer has spent ten years traveling around the world, photographing aquaculture and demystifying these “incredible, majestic,” predators of the sea. The first show of his decade-long career, “Shark,” opens this week in the Mile End.