I agree and think you bring up a very valid point Petern. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe in Australia that Wobbegongs are
responsible for more shark attacks/bites than any other species. Possibly a squewed statistic due to them being a 'lay in wait' ambush
predator. I believe the species Mark shots in Byron Bay are notoriously cranky and not to be trifled with. Having seen a 3m Wobby
snatch a Mullet that had been swimming a metre above it from just in front of me I can appreciate the speed and power of these
sharks. They are also able to bite the foolish hand that thinks a tail tug might be a good joke.
Must admit I have taken head on shots of Wobbys myself but I only put myself at risk and took plenty of time with a low and slow
approach. With a number of people around it a shark would have less options to freely move away and be more preassured.
Only Perry would know, but the sequence of images suggest the subject was photographed to the point of wanting to shift location
a few times. Easily enough stress/provacation that could end in a warning bite to a (once)pretty face.