brianskerry 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. 
#shark #mako #makoshark #underwater #photography #conservation #preservation #underwaterphoto #natgeo #nationalgeographic #follow #onassignment #sharks #savesharks #newzealand #nz #photooftheday #oceanambassador

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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. #shark #mako #makoshark #underwater #photography #conservation #preservation #underwaterphoto #natgeo #nationalgeographic #follow #onassignment #sharks #savesharks #newzealand #nz #photooftheday #oceanambassador

Comments (163)

lauren_naughton

lauren_naughton, 1 month ago

@liam.mccullagh WOW I hate you. @caseymcenteex explain to him that this is a no no please

andriuxmar

andriuxmar, 1 month ago

@sugarraymoritz mako๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜

simonmikesimon

simonmikesimon, 1 month ago

This is like one of yours @ashley__swanson , no?

ashley__swanson

ashley__swanson, 30 days ago

@simonmikesimon this is a mako! It almost looks scarier

simonmikesimon

simonmikesimon, 30 days ago

@ashley__swanson I have no idea how II could view this as โ€œfun.โ€ Speaking of risk, are you in town for the holidays and in need of a Fix?

william_lesourd

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

karlomacas, 23 days ago

Did these monkeys just share memes with each other

shubhrodeep_das

shubhrodeep_das, 23 days ago

Man this is so freaking amazing

alcherifb13

alcherifb13, 23 days ago

This is my cousin @lesli3.b

kyla.simmons

kyla.simmons, 22 days ago

beautiful Species ๐Ÿค—

giano.b

giano.b, 18 days ago

What a dope shot, love and support ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป

marlesophie

marlesophie, 17 days ago

@tristan.be DAVOR hab ich Angst .................

photosilknyc

photosilknyc, 15 days ago

Wow!

albertoegallucci

albertoegallucci, 11 days ago

@bamby2380 grazie SuperBamby!!! Brian Skerry รจ uno dei top fotografi naturalisti del mondo. Un grande

bamby2380

bamby2380, 11 days ago

@albertoegallucci รจ tu anche ๐Ÿ˜Š

albertoegallucci

albertoegallucci, 11 days ago

@bamby2380 Potrei amarti, Bamby, e non lo dico cosรฌ per dire

_harounian_

_harounian_, 11 days ago

Magnificent