Is it a metaphor in some way? Who knows. Use it for your screensaver or something. It is Anderson Cooper swimming with Great White Sharks, and it is glorious.
Check out 60 Minutes this Sunday for a full hour (we are assuming?) of AC swimming with sharks. (You will remember that Cooper was rumored to have been in talks to take over the program earlier this year.) Also: "Rutson believes the sharks now circling the boat are players. Curious and not too aggressive." Just a random quote we happened to pick out randomly for no reason.