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 (206)

pau_yhali

pau_yhali, 7 months ago

Amazing ❀️

_angeliaalexander_

_angeliaalexander_, 7 months ago

@jason.al

adelitaadelt

adelitaadelt, 7 months ago

Crazy teeth

happy_beatle69

happy_beatle69, 7 months ago

Ooooooo-eeeeee.....A bit too close for comfort, wouldn't you say!!!???? SUPER great shot,tho! ( LOVE the big eyes they have)

love_0489

love_0489, 6 months ago

Wow

harsh.makharia_

harsh.makharia_, 6 months ago

😍 Toooooooo close... WoW

jooliafoto

jooliafoto, 6 months ago

Beautiful Pic πŸ”

marit3820

marit3820, 6 months ago

O Haha deze bedoelde jeπŸ˜‚ @thirza0611

reb_greenberg

reb_greenberg, 6 months ago

OMG!!πŸ˜“

saumitra_nimavat

saumitra_nimavat, 5 months ago

Amazing shot.it's a risk

leronora_89

leronora_89, 5 months ago

@alevirenti seguilo 😍

leronora_89

leronora_89, 5 months ago

@leronora_89 niente lo segui giΓ  πŸ˜…

pamelacarlagonzalez

pamelacarlagonzalez, 5 months ago

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arlington_k

arlington_k, 5 months ago

@touch_of_colours

mohamad_allahyari98

mohamad_allahyari98, 5 months ago

my ballsπŸ˜–

ju.dvs

ju.dvs, 5 months ago

Juste leurs dents ...

mham62

mham62, 5 months ago

Owm amazing πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

amillen224

amillen224, 2 months ago

@mrskimmyneuberger this is the photographer you should follow for Alex πŸ˜πŸ’™

mrskimmyneuberger

mrskimmyneuberger, 2 months ago

@amillen224 whoa!!!! Just started following!!! Als gonna freak!!!

matafonua

matafonua, 19 days ago

Nice πŸ‘