Photo by @BrianSkerry.
A Shortfin Mako Shark off the coast of New Zealand swims towards the surface in the late afternoon light. Makos are one of the fastest fish in the sea, capable of speed bursts up to 60mph. Of all shark species they also have one of the largest brains, relative to body size.
The numbers of Makos have declined worldwide due to overfishing and the increasing global demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.
Learn more about Mako Sharks from the feature story about these impressive animals in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, @NatGeo.
And if you like sharks, or simply find these creatures fascinatinh check, out the new book - SHARK - by @BrianSkerry and @NatGeo! Available at the link in my bio or wherever books are sold.
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lauren_naughton, 1 month ago
@liam.mccullagh WOW I hate you. @caseymcenteex explain to him that this is a no no please
sugarraymoritz, 1 month ago
andriuxmar, 1 month ago
simonmikesimon, 1 month ago
This is like one of yours @ashley__swanson , no?
lindsayanneriver_2, 1 month ago
ashley__swanson, 30 days ago
@simonmikesimon this is a mako! It almost looks scarier
simonmikesimon, 30 days ago
@ashley__swanson I have no idea how II could view this as “fun.” Speaking of risk, are you in town for the holidays and in need of a Fix?
william_lesourd, 25 days ago
Hunting the sharks exclusively for their fins is such a cruel and senseless thing. They cut off their fins and put them back into the sea, at the bottom of which they die. It is similar to killing a majestuous elephant or rhinoceros just for their tusks or horns.
karlomacas, 23 days ago
Did these monkeys just share memes with each other
shubhrodeep_das, 23 days ago
Man this is so freaking amazing
alcherifb13, 23 days ago
This is my cousin @lesli3.b
kyla.simmons, 22 days ago
beautiful Species 🤗
giano.b, 18 days ago
What a dope shot, love and support 🤟🏻🤘🏻🤟🏻
marlesophie, 17 days ago
@tristan.be DAVOR hab ich Angst .................
photosilknyc, 15 days ago
bamby2380, 11 days ago
albertoegallucci, 11 days ago
@bamby2380 grazie SuperBamby!!! Brian Skerry è uno dei top fotografi naturalisti del mondo. Un grande
@albertoegallucci è tu anche 😊
@bamby2380 Potrei amarti, Bamby, e non lo dico così per dire
_harounian_, 11 days ago
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